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Uniform Civil Code undesirable in a multi-religious country: Muslim Personal Law Board

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said it does not favour a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) which is undesirable in a multi-religious country like India.The resolution on the Uniform Civil Code was one of the resolutions passed at a two-day meeting of the Board here. “India is a country of many religions, which have their own set of customs and traditions. Bringing in a Uniform Civil Code in this country in a partial or full manner would be unacceptable for all sections of the country. It would be unconstitutional. Our constitution gives us all the freedom to practice our religions,” said Kashim Rasool Illyas, one of the members of the board’s working committee at a press conference.Illyas, on behalf of the board, demanded that the central government give strict punishment to people disrespecting major religious figures of different…

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