Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday (April 30) extended support to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), saying every Muslim woman wants it to be implemented.
“Everbody wants UCC. No Muslim woman wants her husband to bring home three other wives. Ask any Muslim woman. UCC is not my issue, it is an issue for all Muslim women,” CM Sarma told the media.
CM Sarma who was in New Delhi on Saturday further said that to give Muslim women justice UCC must be implemented.
“If they are to be given justice, after the scrapping of Triple Talaq, UCC will have to be brought,” he added.
The debate over the UCC was rekindled after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said a panel will be set up to draft the Uniform Civil Code.
The Uniform Civil Code, which comes under Article 44 of the constitution, is a proposal to implement personal laws which would be applicable to all citizens equally regardless of their religion, sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
The code is a common set of law to govern personal matters such as marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance, and succession.