Chandigarh, July 10, 2023: The Shiromani Akali Dal Badal (SAD) held a meeting with members of the Muslim and Christian communities to take their views about the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC). During the meeting minority community leaders felt that the recommendations of the 21st Law Commission should be taken into account before taking any decision on the matter again.
Its not able that The SAD had formed a sub-committee comprising Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Sikandar Singh Maluka and Dr Daljit Singh Cheema to form a consensus on the proposed UCC after taking the views of all stakeholders. The views of the Sikh community were taken earlier.
The Mudlim and Christian community members while appreciating the effort being taken by the SAD to take all stakeholders into account while formulating its view on the UCC, expressed surprise as to how the matter was being taken up afresh by the 22 Law Commission even though the 21st Law Commission had during its recommendations asserted that the UCC was neither feasible nor desirable.
However it was felt that a more detailed opinion could be formed in the matter once the central government released the draft of the proposed UCC.
SAD leaders Prem Singh Chandumajra, Charanjit Singh Brar and Arshdeep Singh Kler also attended the meeting.
Members from the Muslim community who attended the meeting included Zahida Suleman from Malerkotla, Sarfroz Ali Bhutto from Moga, Mohamamd Aslam Afridi from Ahmadgarh, Mufti Ziyaul Aslam, Karifurkan Ahamd Ahmad, Mohammad Anwar Abhu and Mohamad Younis – all from Ahmadgarh, Nawab Mailk, Mohammad Irshad and Mohammad Mukram – all from Ludhaina, Farouq Khan, Mohammad Irshad, Karmdeem, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hamza and Khurshid Qushmi – all from Malerkotla. Christian community members who attended the meeting included Augsatan Das from Ludhiana, Amandeep Gill from Majitha, Jaspal Masih from Amritsar, Kamaldeep Masih from Rajpura, Partap Bhatti from Fatehgarh Churian, Walait Masih from Ajnala and Manjit from Ludhiana.