New Delhi: One of the BJP's three core agendas, the Uniform Civil Code, is now in the general debate. In view of the abrogation of Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and the court's activeness on Ramjanmabhoomi, efforts are being made to ensure that the BJP will work on its third agenda. A petition on the same has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The High Court had asked the Centre and the Law Commission to file an affidavit on a PIL regarding the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.
The High Court has listed the matter for hearing on August 27. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has also reached the Delhi High Court opposing the plea. It opposed the plea for a Uniform Civil Code to promote unity, brotherhood and national solidarity. Requesting a party to be made a party in the case, the Board in its application argued that the PIL under the law is not fit to be heard and should not be considered.
The Muslim Personal Law Board claimed that Yachi BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has a habit of filing redundant petitions. In its application, the Personal Law Board said that the present petition is meaningless and is no longer a legal issue. The board said the Supreme Court had already looked into the issue in 2003. He demanded a fine on Upadhyay which sets an example.
The application further says that the Muslim Personal Law Board is concerned with the likely impact of the Uniform Civil Code on the practical aspects of private laws of Indian Muslims.
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