Change in Sharia is not acceptable, it is a fundamental right given in the constitution IG News

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has told the Law Commission of India that it will not accept any change in the original form of Sharia, as freedom of religion is enshrined in the Indian Constitution and is a fundamental right. It states that Sharia law (Muslim personal law) based on the Qur’an and Sunna (words and deeds of the Prophet) cannot be changed, while ijtehad i.e. the opinion of Islamic scholars may vary with time and circumstances.

A delegation of AIMPLB, led by its president Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, met Law Commission Chairman Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi on Wednesday to explain its stand on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

The body, which claims to protect Muslim personal law, questioned why only Muslims have not been exempted from the UCC when the government is ready to exclude tribals and Christians from the northeastern states from its application.