A number of Muslim organizations in Kerala have come down heavily on the central government's move to support imposition of Uniform Civil Code.
Declaring that the Sharia law was comprehensive, the Muslim organizations maintained that it does not need any changes to it.
In a meeting held on Saturday in Kozhikode, the organizations decided to boycott the questionnaire prepared by the National Law Commission on the proposed Uniform Civil Code.
The Times of India reports that the meeting was convened in the backdrop of the BJP-led central governmentâ€™s move to implement Uniform Civil Code. Calling the issue of triple talaq as a bait by the Centre, the organizations unanimously decided to oppose the Modi governmentâ€™s move.
Having decided the manner in which the organization will respond to the matter, the meeting chaired by Panakkad Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal of IUML also decided to reach out to like-minded secular groups, legal experts and intellectuals.
The Kerala-based organizations will now join hands with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, that has been actively campaigning against the implementation of UCC.
The IUML leaders who took part in the meeting were of the opinion that the Centre was deliberately highlighting less important issues such as triple talaq, as an attempt to divert attention of people from other pressing issues.
IUML leaders P K Kunhalikutty and E T Muhammad Basheer told journalists that their opposition to UCC will be raised in the parliament and brought to the notice of the central government.
While most of the IUML leaders took part in the meeting that decided how the Muslim groups will respond to UCC, the Sunni group led by Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar reportedly stayed away from the meeting.