THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Kerala assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution urging the BJP-led central government to refrain from implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country.
Kerala became the second state in the country to pass a resolution against the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Earlier in February, the Mizoram assembly had unanimously adopted an official resolution opposing any move to implement the UCC in the country, reports PTI.
The Kerala Legislative Assembly demanded that the central government refrain from taking any steps on issues affecting the entire populace of the country.
The resolution was moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and it was supported by the Congress-led opposition and it points out that the central government’s unilateral and hasty move to impose a uniform civil code is voiding the secular character of the Constitution, media reports say.
It further points out that the central government has proceeded with this unilateral move without engaging in an ideological debate or seeking consensus.
“This is causing concern among various sections of the population. The resolution indicates that this concern is shared by the Kerala Legislative Assembly. It underscores that a single civil code is a divisive move that threatens the unity of the people and is detrimental to the nation’s cohesion,” reads the resolution.
Incidentally, the Kerala Assembly on December 31, 2021 became the first state Assembly to pass a resolution demanding scrapping of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). (With PTI inputs)