Uniform Civil CodeDate: 30 March 2021 Tags: Constitution
Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde has praised Goa Civil Code and desired for implementation of Uniform Civil Code across India.
The idea of Uniform Civil Code is present in our constitution under Article 44. It is however non judicial when it comes to implementation.
Uniform Civil Code is a set of common laws controlling personal matters such as marriage, adoption, inheritance, divorce and succession for all citizens of the country, irrespective of religion.
The code will simplify the laws that are currently seperated on the basis of religious beliefs like the Hindu code bill, Shariat law, and others.
UCC will help in national integration by avoiding conflicting ideology.
It will remove the discrimination against vulnerable groups and will create harmony among diverse cultural groups across the country.
The code will convert complex laws into simple forms around marriage ceremonies, inheritance, succession, adoptions making them one for all.
There will be serious issues on Freedom of Religion given under Fundamental Rights.
It would remove the diversity that is a major feature of India.