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Mizoram Congress joins anti-UCC chorus

Aizawl: The Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Wednesday joined the growing anti-UCC chorus with an appeal to the people for an united move against the proposed UCC (Uniform Civil Code) and the BJP regime.

       Rahul Gandhi and Mizoram PCC chief Lalsawta 

Chief spokesperson of the MPCC and former Rajya Sabha member Ronald Sapa Tlau told media persons that the state PCC chief Lalsawta, now in Delhi, will submit a letter objecting the UCC to the Law Commission of India.
“The Congress party invites all the people of Mizoram to join hands in opposing the UCC and the BJP to safeguard our culture and religion,” Tlau said.
Reacting to the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) contention that article 371G of the Indian Constitution will safeguard the people of Mizoram, he said that the BJP government at the centre cannot be trusted.
“One should remember that the BJP government in 2019 revoked article 370 of the Constitution giving special autonomy, status and safeguard to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
He said that the move to legislate the proposed UCC should be opposed by all the people of the state in order to protect and safeguard our cultural and religious identity.
Terming the legislation of UCC as dangerous for the integrity and unity of the country, the former MP said that its implementation will result in oppression of minorities and minority religious communities and even their assimilation by the majority community.
The ruling Mizo National Front, the Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), conglomerate of major church leaders in the state and the Presbyterian Church of India’s Mizoram Synod have already submitted their opposition to the implementation to UCC to the Law Commission of India.
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