Prof Tahir Mahmood refuses to speak to Law Commission on Muslim Law

New Delhi: Law Commission of India is holding discussions with Muslim organisations and selected intellectuals on shariah laws, which seems to be part of government project on Common Civil Code.

Last week it was reported that Prof Tahir Mahmood the author of a number of books on Muslim Law was also invited.

It was confirmed by Prof Mahmood that Chairman Law Commission Justice B S Chauhan had called him on May 17 and orally requested but Professor insisted on written request. Later on May 19, he received a letter which said the Commission wants to consult him on Muslim law on issues like distribution of inheritance, adoption and age for Nikah etc.

But on May 21 Prof Tahir Mahmood replied to the Commission that Commission’s invitation was unacceptable to him.

Prof Tahir Mahmood said in the current situation of the country he doesn’t find it appropriate to talk to any government or semi-government agency.