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ucc: UCC must be implemented to curb polygamy: Assam CM | India News

GUWAHATI: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the proposed uniform civil code (UCC) must be implemented to curb polygamy in the greater interest of Muslim women.
“If the uniform civil code does not get implemented, the polygamy system will continue. A man will marry three-four times, curtailing the fundamental rights of a woman,” said Sarma.
“Uniform civil code should be implemented for the greater interest of our Muslim women,” he added. He said the legislation is necessary to give justice to all Muslim women. “All the Muslims I met, equivocally wanted the implementation of UCC. No Muslim woman wants her husband to bring home three other wives. UCC is not my issue, it is an issue for all Muslim women. If they are to be given justice, after the scrapping of triple talaq, UCC will have to be brought,” he said.
Earlier, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh had said a “high-powered” expert committee will be formed to prepare a draft for UCC in hill state.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board termed the uniform civil code “an unconstitutional and anti-minority move”.

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