Uniform Civil Code not practical, says IUML

Kozhikode (Kerala): The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Saturday said that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was not practical and questioned the Union government’s reason for raising it now.

This issue was discussed at the IUML’s leadership meeting held here and briefing the media afterwards, the party’s number two P.K.Kunhalikutty said that the present move by the Narendra Modi government appears doubtful and the general question being asked is why

“Already there is a case in this regard going on in the Supreme Court and the Sharia law has to be discussed and debated by that community. We have learned that there is a questionnaire being circulated on UCC. We are of the firm view that UCC is not in the interest of all and not practical too,” said Kunhalikutty, a former state Minister and now the deputy leader of the Congress-led United Democratic Front in the Kerala assembly.

The IUML has 18 legislators and is the most powerful party in the Muslim-dominated Malappuram district with 11 out of the 16 seats in the district with it.