Guwahati, Feb. 24 -- After the Assam cabinet repealed the Assam Muslim Marriage & Divorce Registration Act, 1935, on Friday, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) stated that the move was a politically motivated one.

AIUDF MLA Rafiqul Islam expressed reservations, stating that the government "doesn't have the courage to bring UCC" and lacks the authority to "repeal or amend a constitutional right."

He further claimed the move is politically motivated ahead of upcoming elections.The repealed Act governed the registration of Muslim marriages and divorces in the state.

Minister Jayanta Mallabarua explained that under the new system, all such matters will be handled by the Special Marriages Act.

Additionally, the responsibility for re...