Implementation of uniform civil code not as easy as abolishing Article 370: Azad

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Former chief minister and Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that the implementation of uniform civil code

(UCC) in the country will not be as easy as removing Article 370.

He suggested the present government not to even think of taking such a step.

“Uniform civil code is not as simple as removing Article 370. All religions are involved in it. Not only Muslims, but also Sikhs, Christians, Jain, Parsis and it is not good for any government to annoy so many people at one time,” Azad told reporters in Srinagar. “So I suggest this government not to even think of taking such action”.

The former Congress leader Azad said the J & K government announcement to provide five marlas of land to landless was a good step.

“But the land should be given only to the state subject of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Azad said people here have been waiting for the last six years for Assembly elections in J&K

He said only elected representatives can work for the people in a democracy.

“There should be a democratic system and officers cannot run the government for more than six months here or in any other part of the country. It is important to have elected representatives.

We have been demanding elections be conducted as soon as possible,” he added.

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