'Judiciary will decide uniform civil code'

'Judiciary will decide uniform civil code'

 The present state of legislature has forced the judiciary to make laws and the court will do the same in the issue of Uniform Civil Code, said former High Court judge Justice N Kumar.

Speaking at a seminar on 'Uniform Civil Code', he said, “Parliament relied on Visakha judgement to frame a law for preventing sexual harassment at work place. The issue of Uniform Civil Code may also take the same route," he said.

Waiting for change

He said many in Muslim community were waiting for a change. “The whole Muslim community is in the hands of a few and none of them are ready to fight for change. There is no Rajaram Mohan Roy among them,” he said.

Stating that the Uniform Civil Code should not be viewed from the religious angle, he said it was essentially a move towards giving equal rights for women.