Uniform Civil Code

India, a country with world’s largest democracy.
India, a country with world’s largest diversity.
India, a country known for it’s culture.
India, a country where people following different religions live together.
India, a country where certain personal laws are being imposed on the civil laws.
India, a country where Hindus are supposed to follow monogamy.
India, a country where people believe in their religious personal laws and not know about their civil human rights.
Shariat Application act 1937 allows a muslim man to have four wives.
India, a country where an unwed Christian mother would not be given the gaurdianship of her own child, without issuing prior notice to the father.
Isn’t it an insult on all women?
India, a country where daughter’s inheritance is half of the son in a muslim family.
Isn’t it gender discrimination?
Why should a country like India have a law where a Christian couple have to wait for 2 years to file divorce by mutual concent whereas if you are from another community you have to wait just for 1 year?
India, a country where one law in its constitution contradicts the other.
According to article 14 of the constitution of India, there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, sex and place of birth.
Contradiction of article 14 is article 25 which says that every Indian citizen is free to practice the religion of his choice.
If you are allowing to practice any religion, it means you are allowing to follow the personal laws of that religion. Then, what about article 14?
The article 26 allows to manage own affairs in matter of religion where article 44 contradicts it.
According to article 44 of the constitution of India, there should be one Uniform Civil law for everyone to follow.
Uniform Civil Code means a secular law that implies on people of all religions. Then, what about article 26?
Not having a Uniform Civil Code is the violation of article 14 and article 44.
Having a Uniform Civil Code is the violation of article 25 & article 26.
So, how will implimentation of Uniform Civil Code take place?
Do we need to amend our constitution or should the country move on with the personal laws as today?
If we are fine with the personal laws, what about the human rights?
India, a secular democratic country diminishing the value of civil laws by allowing the personal laws to overule them. Is it acceptable for a 21st century developing country?
Well, according to me, if anyone is tampering with human rights, he is not being religious.
This is one country. You can’t have one rule for Hindus, one for Muslims and different laws for different religions violating the civil rights.
People call Uniform Civil Code communal. How can something which is part of the constitution of India be communal or political?
It will definately take some time but Uniform Civil Code should be implemented for the civil human rights of an individual of a free country.


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