'No Muslim woman wants her husband to bring home 3 other wives,' says Assam's chief minister

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On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his support for the Uniform Civil Code, saying that "everyone supports UCC."

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader emphasised the need of bringing UCC into effect in the state, saying that it is vital to provide justice to all Muslim women.

"Everybody wants UCC. No Muslim woman wants her husband to bring home 3 other wives. Ask any Muslim woman. UCC is not my issue, it is an issue for all Muslim women," The ANI news agency cited Sarma as saying.

"If they are to be given justice, after the scrapping of Triple Talaq, UCC will have to be brought," he added.

In Assam, the Chief Minister stated that the indigenous Muslims do not want to be mingled with the migrant Muslims.

"The Muslim community in Assam has one religion but culture and origin have two different sections. One of them is indigenous to Assam & has no history of migration in the last 200 yrs. That section wants that they are not mixed with migrated Muslims and be given a separate identity," he stated

The Chief Minister further stated that the state government will decide on the identity of Assamese Muslims, both indigenous and migrant.

The Uniform Civil Code, for example, is an Indian plan to draught and execute personal laws that apply to all people equally regardless of religion, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

Currently, diverse societies' personal laws are controlled by their religious texts.

The law is based on Article 44 of the Constitution, which states that the state must work to ensure that citizens throughout India have access to a uniform civil code.

News by: Enhance let Added on: 01-May-2022

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