Fresh PIL In Supreme Court For Uniform Civil Code [Read Petition]
Advocate Farah Faiz, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the Centre to enact the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to bring all communities on the common platform in the light of diverse personal laws in different religions.
Filing the PIL, the petitioner lawyer said the Uniform Civil Code is the urgent need of the day “to abolish the discrimination among citizens on the basis of region and to end the vote bank politics.”
The recent issue over the practice of triple talaq has sparked debate as to whether the age-old practice should be there or not ?
The petitioner has referred the issues of divorce under personal laws particularly under the Muslim Personal Law, saying a “UCC will help the society to move forward and take India towards its goal of becoming a developed nation.”
That the various personal laws are basically a loophole to be exploited by those who have the power.
Our Khap Panchayats and Darul-Qazas continue to give judgments in the name of religion that are against our Constitution and we don’t do anything about it and their associated organizations
It was contended that religious fundamentalism must go, social and economic justice must be made available to all women including Muslim women and their dignity and equality be ensured, basic human rights guaranteed and there should be an end to exploitation of women, By providing this equality to all Indian women whether she is Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian or Parsi; we are uplifting our country’s dignity.
Read the Petition here.