A Uniform Civil Code administers the same set of secular civil laws to govern different people belonging to different religions and regions. This supersedes the right of citizens to be governed under different personal laws based on their religion or ethnicity. The common areas covered by a civil code include:
2. Rights related to acquisition and administration of property
3. Marriage, divorce and adoption
Uniform Civil Code will, in the long run, ensure Equality. While other personal laws have undergone reform, the Muslim law has not. It perhaps makes little sense to allow Muslims, for example, to marry more than once, but prosecute Hindus or Christians for doing the same. Therefore, there is the demand for a uniform civil code.
Also, the Uniform Civil Code will help to promote Gender equality. Several liberals and women's groups have argued that the uniform civil code gives women more rights.
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