Agenda: Uniform Civil Code
Article 44 of the Constitution of India reads, “The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code.” A UCC means that all sections of the society irrespective of religion shall be treated equally according to a national civil code. Whether specific religious laws will take precedence or common laws will come into force is a question several governments have had to grapple with. The consent and consultation of all sections of society is a basic necessity for its execution and at the same time difficult to achieve. The UCC is based on the premise that there is no connection between religion and law in modern civilization. However, is this what Indian society believes? The Uttarakhand State cabinet has begun working on the implementation of UCC. Should other states follow suit?
The question remains, has the concept of a Uniform Civil Code acquired a new meaning in today’s political climate? Is it at all possible to introduce a UCC that reassures the interests of every religious and ethnic community? The differing viewpoints are yet to find common ground and the puzzling queries are out to seek answers!
Presenting to you, All India Political Party Meet