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Vanlalvena to oppose UCC even if NE is exempted

Aizawl: Taking a tough stand against the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the lone Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram K. Vanlalvena on Wednesday said that he will oppose the proposed legislation of the Code in the Parliament even if the northeast region will be exempted.

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) MP said that he will oppose it in the Parliament if he has a chance to speak and will still vote against during the voting even if he is not given a chance to speak during the deliberations.

“I will speak against the proposed legislation in the Parliament whether I will be given a chance to speak during the debate and vote against it even if the scheduled tribes in the northeastern states are exempted” Vanlalvena said.

Parliamentary Committee on UCC Sushil Modi had earlier suggested that scheduled tribes in the northeast region should be exempted from the ambit of the Code.  

Vanlalvena said that though his party, the MNF is a constituent of the BJP-led NDA and NEDA, it is against the legislation and implementation of the UCC.

C. Lalrosanga, the lone Lok Sabha member from the state also had earlier reiterated that he will oppose the UCC bill in the Parliament as ‘it is clearly evident that the people of Mizoram are opposed to its legislation and implementation’.

Lalrosanga said that the UCC, if implemented can destroy the unity and integrity of the nation and he will oppose the proposed legislation in the Lok Sabha even if the Scheduled Tribes in the northeast are exempted.

All the political parties, civil societies and the Christian denominations are in one voice against the proposed implementation of the UCC as a number of them had already submitted their stance to the Law Commission of India.

They said that the UCC, if implemented, can be used to suppress the traditions of the minority religious minority communities. 

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