BRS strongly opposes Uniform Civil Code: CM KCR

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) party strongly opposes the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC) being forced upon the people of the country, said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and a group of Muslim Personal Law Board members called on Mr KCR at his residence on Monday and expressed their concern over the UCC.

Mr KCR said his party would not subscribe to the views of the ruling BJP dispensation at the Centre. Mobilising like-minded parties, the BRS would oppose the bill if tabled in the Parliament by the BJP. “Tabling the UCC bill without arriving at a broad consensus and disregarding diversity is nothing but a fascist decision,” Mr KCR opined. The bill poses a threat to the tribals and certain religions whose way of living was based on the ancient customs peculiar to them. It endangers pluralism which is the hallmark of the spirit of democracy. The country is known for its unity in diversity.

Since time immemorial, India is known for its accommodative nature and it nurtured people of all castes, creeds and religions. “Intending to appease a section of people and hurt the sentiments of others, the BJP is adamantly pursuing the UCC bills. It is aimed at gaining political mileage and nothing else,” Mr KCR pointed out. The UCC bills only divide society and fuel the animosities among various sections. It would disturb the very fabric of the country. It should be opposed tooth and nail by one and all, Mr KCR added.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao