The Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University Firoz Bakht has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court
New Delhi – The Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University Firoz Bakht has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court for issuance of directions to the Centre for preparing a Uniform Civil Code . Bakht has demanded the preparation of the UCC within 3 months. Firoz Bakht is the grand-nephew of the first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Firoz Bakht Ahmed, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University has moved Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to frame a uniform civil code within three months.#FirozBakhtAhmed #UniformCivilCode https://t.co/bGsBToSNiz
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Firoz Bakht said that the Centre should take into consideration all best systems of all religions and sects, so also Civil Laws of developed countries and prepare the draft of UCC within 3 months according to the sentiments of the Indian Constitution.
Bakht said that UCC administers the same set of secular civil laws to govern different people belonging to different religions and supersedes the right of citizens to be governed under different personal laws based on their religion and ethnicity.
Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University in #Hyderabad Firoz Bakht Ahmed has moved the #SupremeCourt seeking a direction to the government to constitute a judicial commission or a high-level expert committee to prepare a draft of the UCC.https://t.co/LJDhAnIdmm
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What is meant by Uniform Civil Code ?
It is a common law for every citizen of India, without any discrimination with regard to his Dharma, caste/ creed. Under the UCC, the same law will apply while distributing property or in personal matters like marriage, divorce, maintenance, adoption. As Hindus cannot marry twice, Muslims also will not be permitted to marry twice.