The Supreme Court on Monday, December 07, refused to entertain a petition by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a direction to the Center and Parliament to enact a uniform civil code to put an end to alleged discrimination being faced by Muslim women.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, said it was not for the apex court to pass a direction to Parliament to introduce a Bill in this regard and warned the petitioner that if such petitions were filed without regard to the law, the court will come down very heavily. “If you file such petitions, we will have to come down heavily,” the bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, said while disapproving the submissions made by senior advocate Gopal Subramanium on behalf of Ashwini Kumar Upadhaya.
The BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, who is a practicing advocate had placed reliance on two Supreme Court judgments, one of which was a recent judgment delivered by Justice Anil R Dave and Justice A K Goel. “If there is a judgment already, why don’t you seek its implementation rather than file a fresh petition?” the bench said.