‘Marry Again Now Or Face…’: Himanta Sarma To AIUDF Chief Over UCC Implementation in Assam

'Marry Again Now Or Face...’: Himanta Sarma To AIUDF Chief Over UCC Implementation in Assam

Curated By: Sanstuti Nath

Last Updated: March 31, 2024, 09:54 IST

Guwahati [Gauhati], India

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal (Image: PTI File)

If Ajmal invites him to his wedding, Sarma said, “I will attend it also but after the elections, he cannot do it as the law will be the same for all”

Taking a dig at All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said if the Dhubri MP wants to marry again, he should do so before the Lok Sabha elections, or he would face arrest later as the Assam government will bring the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) bt then.

The retort came days after Ajmal recently said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to provoke the Muslims and if he wanted to marry again nobody could stop him as his religion allowed him to do so.

“After the elections, the UCC will come into force and he will be jailed if he marries again as multiple marriages for all will be declared illegal,” the Assam Chief Minister said on the sidelines of an election meeting in Udalguri.

A UCC implies that all sections of the society, irrespective of their religion, shall be treated equally according to a national civil code, which shall be applicable to all uniformly, covering areas like marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, adoption and succession of the property.

If Ajmal invites him to his wedding, Sarma said, “I will attend it also but after the elections, he cannot do it as the law will be the same for all.”

The Assam Cabinet had last month approved the decision to repeal the Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, 1935 in a bid to end the menace of child marriage in the state and as a step towards the implementation of the UCC.

The chief minister had earlier said that Assam will be the third state after Uttarakhand and Gujarat to introduce the Bill on the UCC which will exempt the tribal communities from its ambit.

(With PTI Inputs)

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *