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Lucknow, Oct 18: Condemning the All India Muslim Personal law Board’s (AIMPLB) stand for using sharia to perpetuate patriarchy, many Muslim women activists and organizations have now started their campaign for Uniform Civil Code in India.
Most of them speak out for a rigorous revision of the part of Muslim Personal Laws which contain the ‘worst dictum of ‘Triple Talaq and polygamy for Muslim women’.
The decision of AIMPLB to boycott the Law Commission’s questionnaire on triple talaq and polygamy drew sharp reactions from Muslim women across the country, with some activists vehemently speaking out against the discriminatory laws in the Sharia.
The eminent social activist and champion of Hindu-Muslim unity, Nazneen Ansari in Lucknow condemned the AIMPLB for twisting Sharia laws to their advantage of gender bias and communal divide.
“Why should the Sharia be taken into account only when there’s a debate on the freedom of Muslim women?” asked Nazneen. “Why don’t these clerics press for Sharia laws against Muslim men accused of rape and other such crimes in India?” Nazneen said.
Nazneen Ansari, who is honoured with President Award, is the president of Muslim Mahila Foundation (MMF) and also the national executive member of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM). An ardent advocate of ‘Hindu-Muslim unity’, ‘Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb’ and ‘One Nation –One Law’, Nazneen Ansari translated Hanuman Chalisa and Ram Charit Manas in Urdu.
It is reported that the Muslim Mahila Foundation (MMF) and Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) are going to lead a nationwide campaign for the rights of Muslim women and for enacting the Uniform Civil Code of India.
These organisations have urged the concerned citizens of India to protect the Muslim women’s rights through sending suggestions to the Law Commission of India in their link http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/questionnaire.pdf (download questionnaire here) before 21st Nov 2016 to the Office of Law Commission of India, 14th Floor, H.T. House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi- 110001 or email at [email protected] .
As, Govt of India wants to assure a Uniform Civil Code in India apropos of Article 44 of Indian Constitution, all the law abiding citizens and inhuman Sharia-aware people must send their suggestions to Law Commission’s opinion seeking drive to curb the Sharia law and to establish a uniform civil code in India.