New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal has questioned what the Prime Minister’s push for a Common Civil Code is and whether it covers Hindus, tribals and the North-East.
Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal tweeted on Wednesday, “Prime Minister insists on Common Civil Code. Accuses opposition of inciting Muslims. Why now after 9 years? 2024? How general is his proposal. Does it include all Hindus, Tribals, North East? Every day your “Muslims are being targeted by party members. Why this concern now?” he questioned.
Prime Minister’s Speech: Earlier, speaking in Bhopal on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said, “Some people are spreading wrong ideas and creating confusion in the matter of common civil law. In a family there are many members like grandfather, grandmother, husband, wife, son, daughter. One member of that family has one law and another member has one law. Is it possible to follow another law? If two laws are followed, can the family be maintained? I would like to compare this concept with our country.
Can a country be governed by two types of laws? The Constitution states that all citizens of the country are equal. The Supreme Court has directed to define the general civil law accordingly. It is necessary to enforce common civil law in India,” he said.
It is to be noted that the Law Commission has started the process of seeking opinions from the public, recognized religious organizations, etc. on the issue of General Civil Law, which is a matter of political importance, from June 14. Common civil law is the application of common law which is uniform to all in the country irrespective of religion. It also deals with personal matters like marriage, divorce, customs, right of adoption.