Uniform Civil Code / A private bill related to Uniform Civil Code passed in Rajya Sabha, opposition kept protesting

Zoom News : Dec 09, 2022, 07:18 PM
Uniform Civil Code: A private bill brought by a BJP member regarding Uniform Civil Code was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. This bill was introduced amid heavy opposition and uproar from the opposition. The Uniform Civil Code Bill, 2020 in India was the first to be moved by BJP's Kirori Mal Meena at the commencement of private business in the Upper House. Various opposition members, including MDMK's Vaiko, strongly opposed the bill terming it against the constitution.

'When the bill will be put up for discussion in the House, then I will keep my point'

Opposition parties urged Speaker Jagdeep Dhankhar not to allow the introduction of the bill in the House. The Chairman gave Meena an opportunity to speak about the Bill. But the BJP member said that when this bill will be taken up for discussion in the House, then he will keep his point. After this, the Chairman gave a chance to the opposition members to keep their point one by one. Vaiko, Ramgopal Yadav of Samajwadi Party, Abdul Wahab of IUML, Elamaram Karim of Communist Party of India Marxist, V Shivdasan, Dr Jan Brittas, A A Rahim, Vikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, Santosh Kumar P of Communist Party of India, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, INC L Hanumanthaiah, JB Hisham and Imran Pratapgarhi, Trinamool's Jawahar Sarkar, RJD's Manoj Kumar Jha and NCP's Fauzia Khan opposed the bill.

'This bill will harm the country's culture of diversity'

Opposition members called this bill against the constitution and said that it would harm the country's culture of diversity. He said that there is a possibility of damage to the social fabric of the country. He urged BJP member Meena to withdraw this bill. Some opposition members said that such a law would be rejected by the country's judiciary. Leader of the House Piyush Goyal said that the framers of the Constitution including Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar had kept the subject of Uniform Civil Code in the Directive Principles.

Permission received by 63 votes in the House

The BJP leader said that every member of the House has the right to bring a bill on a subject related to the Constitution and his right cannot be questioned. Later on this bill was put to vote on the demand of the opposition members. In this, the house allowed the introduction of this bill by 63 votes, while 23 votes were cast in the opposition. The private bill introduced by Meena has a provision for preparing a uniform civil code for the whole of India and setting up a National Inspection & Investigation Commission for its implementation.