New Delhi, August 18: Uniform civil code, which will lead to the abrogation of all personal law bodies and provisions of the Constitution which guarantees the protection of cultural and religious laws of tribals and minorities, could be "implemented soon", said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday. His remarks come days after the Centre revoked Jammu & Kashmir's special status by diluting Article 370.
According to Raut, government is moving in the "right direction" as it has already outlawed the practice of triple talaq and has "completely integrated" J&K into the nation by abrogating Article 370. Mohan Bhagwat Lauds Article 370 Revocation, Says Kashmir Now as Much Free as Maharashtra
"The government has brought Triple Talaq Bill and revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a beginning towards bringing a uniform civil code in the country. I think it will be implemented in the country soon," said Raut, a member of the Rajya Sabha or Upper House of Indian Parliament.
Update by ANI:
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena: The government has brought Triple Talaq Bill and revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a beginning towards bringing a uniform civil code in the country. I think it will be implemented in the country soon. pic.twitter.com/OZQvmLTG7D
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Speculations are rife in several quarters after the government revoked Article 370, which is one of the agenda of the BJP's ideological parent - the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The RSS had, in 2016, issued a statement saying that the implementation of Uniform civil code, also referred to as UCC, is the "need of the hour".
The BJP had also promised in its manifesto ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections that it would implement UCC across the nation if re-elected to power.
The Opposition has consistently protested against the BJP's intent, calling it an anti-constitutional proposal. "The founding fathers had envisaged a nation based on plurality and diversity. The RSS view should not be imposed on the entire nation," AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi had said.