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BPP has no locus to reject Uniform Civil Code

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustees have reportedly written a four-paragraph letter to the Law Commission seeking total exemption for Parsis from the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC) after purportedly consulting "high priests, senior legal advisors and other community leaders.” This was done ostensibly to preserve our culture, traditions and beliefs. They intend to make a detailed representation to the Law Commission. For trustees who frequently squabble, this was a unanimous decision. It is also a preposterous one. The UCC is the proposed national civil code which applies to all Indian citizens irrespective of their religion. These laws relate to marriage,......

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