The AIMPLB working committee chaired by the board’s president, Maulana Syed Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadvi issued a statement saying “members at the meeting expressed their dismay over the decision of the court. The board unanimously decided whether the CBI would challenge this decision or not, the board would challenge this decision in the high court.”
The board’s legal committee also presented a detailed note to the working committee on the review of the Sabarimala case saying that “it clearly includes religious freedom, the scope of Article 25 of the Indian Constitution and what is mandatory and important for a religion could be dealt in this ruling. This will affect the religious freedom of the majority, including Muslims and the other minorities. It was thus decided that the board would also be involved in the case as an intervenor.”
The Board also decided to hold meetings with religious groups, other minorities and members of civil society other than political parties to discuss the issue of uniform civil code and build awareness among people about “how it can be damaging for a pluralistic society”.
The board has decided to set-up a committee to focus on the issue to counter any kind of propaganda around uniform civil code.