‘No Muslim wife wants her husband to bring 3 wives’: Assam CM pushes for UCC as Owaisi opposes

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday opposed the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), saying it was “not needed in India” as chief ministers of several BJP-led states have expressed their willingness to implement it.

With the UCC debate back in the limelight, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma came out in favor of UCC on Saturday, saying it is a problem for all Muslim women. Sarma told reporters, “Everyone supports the UCC. No Muslim woman wants her husband to bring home three more wives…have three marriages. Who would want that? It’s not my problem, it’s a problem for Muslim mothers and women.

The Owaisi of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen, meanwhile, said, “Unemployment and inflation are on the rise and you are concerned about the Uniform Civil Code. We are against. The Law Commission has also said that the UCC is not required in India.

The MP for Lok Sabha also highlighted the Goa Civil Codeprovision which allows a Hindu to take a second wife if she has reached the age of 30 without having a son. “What will the BJP say about this? You are in power there.

He also attacked the BJP government for not guaranteeing the guiding principles enshrined in the Constitution relating to improving the level of nutrition and standard of living as well as equitable distribution of resources. “Why don’t you ban alcohol? Where the BJP is in power… just as you have imposed restrictions in Gujarat, why are you not imposing similar restrictions elsewhere?

“Why isn’t the tax reduction for Hindu undivided families available for Muslims, Sikhs and Christians?” Moreover, the Constitution promises to protect the culture of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland… will this be removed? said Owaisi.

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