Muslim body welcomes Law Commission assertion, says no change in personal law
New Delhi, 01 Sep 2018: Noted Muslim organisation on Saturday welcomed the Law Commission’s assertion regarding the Uniform Civil Code and said that it doesn’t support any changes in the personal law as suggested by the commission.
Muhammad Salim Engineer, the General Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) said that he welcomes the commission’s submission regarding the Uniform Civil Code.
“We welcome the Law Commission’s assertion that a Uniform Civil Code is neither necessary nor desirable. However, we do not favour any changes and reforms in the personal law as suggested by the panel,” Salim, while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, said.
The JIH Vice President, Nusrat Ali talked about regarding the massive flood in Kerala and the relief works being carried by JIH and other organisations.
“The Kerala Chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind along with its associated organisations swung into action and carried out relentless relief and rescue activities. Full-time work was carried out by the Ideal Relief Wing volunteers who even managed to reach those areas where the government machinery could not, like Adivasi colonies etc,” he explained.
The state of Kerala has been hit by massive flood and landslides due to heavy rains and Mr Ali with other JIH leaders has recently toured across the state to know the current situation.
He appealed to the common people and originations to donate more for the relief funds and demanded to the government of India to declare the tragedy as a national disaster.
“ We appeal to various NGOs and social service institutions to come forward for helping out Kerala in its hour of need. We also demand that the Central government must also intensify relief operations and declare the floods in Kerala as ‘’National Disaster’’ considering the scale of destruction and loss that has taken place in the state,’’ Ali explained.
Replying a question, he said regarding the controversy about the refusal of aid by the government from UAE, he said that it should have been accepted as India also helps countries in such a situation and had accepted aid from abroad in previous occasions.
Salim also talked about the recent judgment by a Special POSCO court in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district where a rape accused was convicted within 59 days only.
“We appreciate the fast delivery of judgment by the court and would like to remind the government about the rapes in Kathua, Unnao, Haryana and Delhi too.”
Should not these victims also get speedy justice, he asked.
“Jamaat feels that this system of speedy justice should also apply to mob lynching cases and to the Gujarat 2002 pogrom in which hundreds of minors were raped and killed. The government owes an answer to the world as to why it is not happening,’’ Salim explained.