Uniform Civil Code: It is discussed that soon the Modi government is considering to implement Uniform Civil Code simultaneously in the whole country. But when asked, the government clearly says that they have no idea at the moment, but the state governments are completely free to bring this law. There will be no interference of the central government in this.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, while answering a question asked in Parliament on Friday, said that the central government is currently not considering bringing a Uniform Civil Code across the country.
He said that there are many cases pending in the Supreme Court regarding Uniform Civil Code. We have not taken any decision to implement Uniform Civil Code in such a situation. He also told that the states are free to implement this law.
Uniform Civil Code is about to come into force in Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand government is working fast on implementing the Uniform Civil Code in the state. On July 14, the second meeting of the expert committee constituted to prepare the draft Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand was held in New Delhi.
After this meeting held in Delhi. Experts expressed hope that the draft of the Uniform Civil Code would soon be prepared and handed over to the state government. According to the information, other members also participated in the meeting of the committee constituted under the chairmanship of retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai.
On February 12, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had said that the Uniform Civil Code will be implemented in the state as soon as the government is formed. In the first meeting of the state cabinet itself, CM Dhami had approved the decision to constitute an expert committee to prepare a draft for the Uniform Civil Code. There is a discussion that Uttarakhand may be the first state in the country where the Uniform Civil Code will be implemented.
What is Uniform Civil Code
What is Uniform Civil Code
Same law and order for every citizen living in India. Irrespective of the caste or religion of the person, the law of the land shall apply equally. In the matter of marriage, divorce and land property also, it has been said that the same law should be applicable to all religions.
At present, there are separate personal laws for Muslims, Christians and Parsis, while Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists deal with their cases under the Hindu Civil Code.
Why is there opposition to the Uniform Civil Code?
The debate about Uniform Civil Code is going on in the country since the time of independence. The framers of the Constitution of India had suggested that there should be a common law for all citizens. Those opposing the Uniform Civil Code argue that its implementation will deprive people of their religious beliefs and take away their right to practice them.
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