Taslima Nasreen backs revoking of Article 370, demands abolition of ‘Islamic law’ using Kashmir method

Renowned author and women rights campaigner Taslima Nasreen, who is often in the headlines for her strong opposition to Islamic laws, has now expressed her views on Article 370, stating that the temporary legislation needed to go.

The author of the much-acclaimed 1993 novel Lajja also supported the ‘method’ used to revoke special status accorded to Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. The same method needs to be applied to establish a Uniform Civil Code, she said.

“Article 370 had to go. Sharia law or Islamic law should go too. The method that was used to abolish 370 is actually much more needed to abolish anti-women sharia law and to establish a Uniform Civil Code based on equality” Nasreen tweeted on Saturday.

She also called for the abolition of ‘anti-women sharia law’ referring to the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937, calling for establishing a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) which is designed under Article 44 of Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution and that states the duty of the state is to secure UCC throughout India.