Law Kumar Mishra

Patna: Union Law minister Sadanand Gowda’s decision to seek Law Commission’s opinion on introduction of an Uniform Civil Code has sparked debate between the BJP and the JD(U) leaders. The move has been supported strongly by the senior BJP leader and former leader of opposition  Nand Kishore Yadav who said for the first time in the history of Independent India,Union government has taken a bold move to have a common law for all religions and all regions. This step should be welcomed by everyone in national interest, Yadav said adding some politicians were opposing the move just to appease minorities and influence Muslim voters for electoral gains.
Union minister of state for Small and medium industries Giriraj Singh said law should be same for members of all communities. Whether  one is a Muslim,Christian or Sikh or Hindu,the two child norm should be followed by all.
Shyam Rajak,deputy leader of JD(U) in Bihar assembly, condemned the move of the union government and said the BJP was showing its true colour and exposing its communal designs. He apprehended the decision might create social tension.
Under Article 44 of the Indian Constitution, one of the Directive Principles of state policy is- the state shall endevour to secure for all the citizens, a Uniform Civil code throughout the territory of India. Justice(retd) B S Chauhan, Chairman of the Law Commission, on Friday said the commission would consult all stakeholders on the issue.

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