Owaisi targets BJP

Owaisi targets BJP

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is raising the issue of Uniform Civil Code to gain votes in the Gujarat Assembly elections and further its Hindutva agenda. Is. Hyderabad MP Owaisi also asked whether Muslims and Christians were "excluded" from income tax benefits for Hindu Undivided Families, was it not against the principle of equality?

Approval of the proposal to constitute a committee to implement UCC
In fact, the BJP government in Gujarat announced earlier in the day on Saturday that it is setting up a committee, headed by a retired high court judge, to evaluate all aspects of implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state. . The proposal for constitution of the committee has been approved during the meeting of the state cabinet on Saturday. This is believed to be the last meeting of the Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel-led cabinet as the schedule for the state elections is expected to be announced next week.

Owaisi accuses BJP of raising such issues to get votes
Addressing an election rally at Vadgam in Banaskantha district, Owaisi said the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told the Supreme Court that implementing UCC is the jurisdiction of the Center and not the states. "Is it not true that Babasaheb Ambedkar had said that Uniform Civil Code should be voluntary and not compulsory? He alleged that the BJP only wants to go ahead with its Hindutva agenda and has a habit of raising such issues before elections to get votes.

Owaisi said a Law Commission had said in 2018 that UCC is neither necessary nor desirable. He asked that "marriage is a contract for a Muslim, for a Hindu, it is life with each other forever, for a Christian it is 'I do. This is India's pluralism which is defined in Articles 25, 26, 14, 19, and 20. Can one enact a law against Article 29 (which protects the interests of minority groups) by enacting the UCC?"

He said that "I want to ask Prime Minister Modi why Muslims and Christians are excluded from the benefit of income tax exemption under Hindu Undivided Family. Is it not against the right to equality?"

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