New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country after all democratic discussions and debates are over.
When asked about UCC, Shah said that it is a promise made by the BJP to the people of the country since the days of Jana Sangh.
At the Times Now conference, the Home Minister said, “Not only the BJP, but the Constituent Assembly had also advised the Parliament and the states to implement the UCC at the appropriate time, as laws should not be based on religion in a secular country.” . If the nation and state are secular then how can the laws be based on religion? There should be only one law passed by the Parliament or State Legislatures for every religion.
Shah claimed that with the passage of time this commitment of the Constituent Assembly was forgotten.
He said, “Except the BJP, no party is in support of the Uniform Civil Code. Healthy discussions are necessary in a democracy. There needs to be an open and healthy debate on this issue.”
The home minister said a panel headed by retired judges of the Supreme Court and high courts in three BJP-ruled states — Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat — has been constituted before which people from different religions can express their views on the issue. are doing.
“We will take action based on the suggestions received in this exercise. The BJP is determined to implement the UCC after all democratic discussions are over.”
Bhasha Parul Naresh