The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today launched a signature campaign against the Uniform Civil Code in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Thousands of Muslims belonging to these two states have reportedly put their signatures in support of the campaign.
The campaign launched by AIMPLB is opposing any move to interfere with Sharia or Islamic laws.
The forms were distributed at all the mosques during Friday prayers. Responding to appeals by imams and Muslim groups, people took home the forms, signed them along with family members and submitted them to the respective mosques.
Each form can be signed by eight adult family members along with their names and addresses.
The filled-in and signed forms will be forwarded to AIMPB, which proposes to submit them to the President and the Law Commission.
AIMPB, the apex body of Indian Muslims comprising organisations representing all schools of Islamic thought, has taken up the signature campaign while boycotting the questionnaire sent by the Law Commission.
It argues that the questionnaire is heavily loaded in favour of Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
(With IANS inputs)