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AAP supports Centre’s proposal of UCC but with ‘wide consultation’

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday extended their support on the conrtoversial Uniform Civil Code (UCC); a proposal to bring in a set of common personal laws. The AAP gave acceptance to the UCC  with an excpetion that before making it a Bill, all the stakeholders should be well consulted with. AAP leader […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jun 28, 2023 16:18 IST
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New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday extended their support on the conrtoversial Uniform Civil Code (UCC); a proposal to bring in a set of common personal laws.

The AAP gave acceptance to the UCC  with an excpetion that before making it a Bill, all the stakeholders should be well consulted with.

AAP leader Sandeep Pathak said, “We support Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in principle as Article 44 also says that there should be UCC in the country. Therefore, there should be a wide consultation with all religions, political parties and organizations and a consensus should be built.”

PM Modi Rekindles UCC Debate  

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reignited the debate on the UCC during his speech in Bhopal, where he was presented to flag off five Vande Matram trains.

PM Modi asked that how a country can run with two different laws that followed a war of word with the Opposition.

He said, “Today people are being instigated in the name of UCC. How can the country run on two (laws)? The Constitution also talks of equal rights… The Supreme Court has also asked to implement UCC. These (Opposition) people are playing vote bank politics.”

PM Modi also targeted the Opposition and said, “These people (opposition) level allegations against us but the reality is that they chant Musalman, Musalman. Had they really been (working) in the interests of Muslims, then Muslim families would not have been lagging in education and jobs.”

Congress hits back at PM Modi 

Meanwhile, the Opposition hit back at the PM by saying that the latter is trying to diverse attention from real topics like the violence that took place in Manipur for nearly 60 days.

K C Venugopal, Congress general secretary, organisation, said PM Modi can say anything, but “he has to answer the real questions of this country – unemployment, price rise and Manipur issue”.

“Manipur has been burning for the last 60 days. Why has the PM not uttered a single word? These are all diversionary issues. He wants to run away from the real issues of the country, that is why they are only trying to divert the issues,” he added.

Owaisi Calls It An Attmept To End Pluralism 

Taking note of PM Modi’s statement on the pressing need to bring UCC, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that India’s pluralism would be “snatched away” in the name of the UCC.

“On the one hand, the PM is shedding crocodile tears for Pasmanda Muslims, and on the other hand, his pawns are attacking their mosques, taking away their livelihoods, bulldozing their homes and lynching them”, said the AIMIM chief.

“They are also opposing reservations for backward Muslims. His government has stopped scholarships for poor Muslims. If Pasmanda Muslims are being exploited, what is Modi doing about it? Before seeking votes from Pasmanda Muslims, BJP workers should go door-to-door and apologize that their spokespersons and MLAs tried to insult our Dear Prophet,” Owaisi tweeted.

First published on: Jun 28, 2023 04:18 PM IST

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