UCC: Interests of minorities would be protected, Karnataka CM tells Muslim delegation

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. [File Photo]

Bengaluru: A delegation of Muslim Personal Law Board met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru expressing apprehensions over the implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and the delegation received assurance from the Chief Minister that the interests of Minority communities would be protected and respond to the implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) after publication of draft.

The delegation of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board included former Rajya Sabha member Rehman Khan, Minister for Housing Zameer Amhed Khan, MLA Rizwan Arshad, Political Secretary to Chief Minister Nazir Ahmed, Maulana Syed Mustafa Rafai Nadvi, Maulana Syed Muhammad Tanveer Hashmi, Maulana Shabir Ahmad Hussaini Nadvi and others.

“Our government will never allow suppression of rights of minorities,” said the Chief Minister and termed the decision of the Government of India to implement UCC as creating unnecessary controversy in the wake of forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

Earlier, the delegation expressed fears that Muslims rights are under threat over UCC and the previous Law Commission had rejected the Centre’s proposal saying that the proposal to implement UCC was not feasible since the country has diverse cultures. Now, the Centre has again asked the Law Commission to review the implementation of UCC leading to apprehensions among the Muslims.

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