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What is the uniform civil code?


Abhinav Kumar

Still i rise

We can explain it as – Same law for every citizen of country irrespective he/she is of any religion or gender.

Government of India has granted us the Fundamental Right of Right to Equality but we are not serving as equal in our society. 

Have you ever noticed? People of different religion live in the same country, but every particular community is following their Communal Laws, this automatically makes a difference in our society. To eliminate this difference, here we need the Uniform Civil Code.

There are many personal Laws on marriage, divorce or inheritance, but all the laws differ according to caste, religion, and gender.

Rights of Hindus are far away different from Muslims. The Rights that Christians are having different from other Communities. In that way, we all are facing discrimination somewhere in the name of communal Laws.

This discrimination is based on 2 categories – Religion and Gender.

Above mentioned are the examples of different private laws amongst people of a different community.

When we talk about communal law based on Gender, we can’t forget to mention the Triple talaaq issue of Muslim females. As the rights which a Muslim man has, are different from those of Muslim woman. This is just one example of our biased society based on Gender.

Uniform Civil Code is the key to solve all these matters and brings Uniformity in our society.

Now the main concern is why this Law did not execute in our country till now?

First Britishers tried to implement it in our country and after that our first prime minister – Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru also made efforts to bring this Law in our country, but failed due to the reactions of oppositions.

In all the aspects of social, political and religious, Uniform Civil Code has equal importance, that is why maximum social and religious groups oppose to this law because they don’t want to beat their agenda.

These people should think at least once about the issues in society. Any religious law or statement must be changed or evolved according to the time. These personal laws are somewhere violating our Fundamental rights in which Right to equality is mentioned.

India is a secular country, it has no particular religion, so why we are governed on the terms of religion? It is a Violation of our Constitution.

It has mentioned clearly in our Directive Principles of State Policy that government should ensure that the Uniform Civil Code must be implemented in our country.

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