PATNA: Janata Dal (United) secretary general and chief spokesperson KC Tyagi on Friday reiterated the party’s stand on the uniform civil code (UCC) and said that the party’s view on the matter had still not changed and it was the same as before. He also put forth a letter of chief minister Nitish Kumar dated January 24, 2017 that was addressed to the chairman of Law Commission, where Kumar had talked about the party’s stand on the topic and had also discussed in detail the obstacles in the implementation of UCC in the country, which is inhabited by people belonging to various religious and ethnic groups.
“Ours is a nation based on delicate balance in respect of laws and governing principles for different religions and ethnic groups. Therefore, we must not impose any view without obtaining substantive consultations and we are of the view that the matter still needs in-depth consultations with various religious groups,” said Tyagi through a press release.
He further said the JD (U) was of the opinion that all stakeholders must be taken into confidence to make the law more broad, comprehensive and acceptable to all instead of any attempt at premature or hasty tampering with the long standing religious practices that deal with complex issues of marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance and the right to property and succession.