Jamait meet says UCC unacceptable to Muslims
The Jamiat-Ulema-e Hind has warned the government against the proposed Uniform Civil Code saying “it would be unacceptable to Muslims as no Muslim accepts interference in Islamic law, Shariah.”
A resolution on these lines was passed at the largest-ever seen gathering of ulemas and other Muslim representatives called by the Jamait-Ulema-e- Hind chief Maulana Mahmood Madani at Deoband, Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh.
"No Muslim accepts interference in Islamic law. If any government makes the mistake of implementing UCC, Muslims will not accept this injustice and will be forced to take all measures against it while staying within constitutional limits,” Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind's media in-charge Maulana Niaz Ahmed Farooqui told reporters
The Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind's gathering of Muslim bodies in UP was called to discuss issues on the Gyanvapi mosque, Idgah mosque in Mathura, and monuments such as Qutub Minar. The meeting was attended by nearly 2,000 members and representatives of organizations from across the country.
The meeting asked politicians not to encourage unearthing the past and it would not serve any purpose.
The UCC resolution comes after the Uttrakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has set up a five-member committee to draft the Common Civil Code
After the meeting, the Jamait media spokesperson Farooqui told India Today, "We are being involved in petty issues. By introducing UCC, the government is giving a message of support to a particular community. We have said through our resolution that there is no need to touch on issues of conflicts or disputes. One must be free to follow their religion. If anyone is stopped from following their religion, we will oppose it."
Speakers from the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind expressed concern over the current situation in the country and suggested some measures like taking cognizance of the 267th report of the Law Commission (2017) that recommends a separate law to punish the instigators of violence and all minorities in particular.
Thoughts on social reform were also expressed from the Jamiat platform. Maulana Moazzam presented a report on Islahi Mushaira (Social Reform), at the same time emphasizing that extravagance in marriages should be banned. He also drew attention to the evils prevalent in the society such as drug addiction, child labour, and other issues, and called for their eradication.
Maulana Salman Mansoorpuri, Vice President, Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, on the issue of persistent hatred against Islam (Islamophobia) said that Muslims should try to prove by their behavior that they are not only interested in their religion. Understand The message of Islam's universal brotherhood should be spread. Efforts should also be made to enhance interfaith dialogue. Muslims should become true followers of Islam through their activities. The government should ban mainstream and YouTube channels that spread hysteria against Islam.