Except BJP, Shiv Sena and RSS, all other so called secular parties, organizations and “intellectuals” are against the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code. These self declared “secular” persons have failed to provide any logical reason to oppose the implementation of Uniform Civil Code. In order to ensure they always remain politically relevant, these self-declared “secular” persons are indulging in the dirty vote bank politics by creating fear in the minds of the minority community in general and Muslims in particular and minority community has been made to believe that the implementation of Uniform Civil Code will be against their interests.
It is the duty of the Government to implement the Constitutional provisions across the territory of the Country, and if some sections of the society are not comfortable with the implementation of any particular provision, it is also the duty of the Government to provide sufficient clarifications so that there should not be any fear or apprehensions in the mind of the minority community. It is unfortunate that our “secular” Governments have not only failed to do the same in a long period of about 60 years, also could not honor the constitution of the country by not implementing what has been written despite Apex Court reminding their duty time and again.
I am of the considered view that Uniform Civil Code [UCC] should be implemented without any further delay across the country for the following reasons :
1. UCC is the need of the hour. It is high time that India had a uniform law dealing with marriage, divorce, succession, inheritance and maintenance.
2. A common civil code will help the cause of national integration by removing disparate loyalties to law which have conflicting ideologies.
3. Article 44 of the Constitution has to be honored and retrieved from the cold storage where it is lying since 1949.
4. Where more then 80 percent of the citizens have already been brought under the codified personal law there is no justification whatsoever to keep in abeyance, any more, the introduction of the ‘uniform civil code’ for all the citizens in the territory of India.
5. The fear created by the so-called secular parties and persons is unfounded as our PM Narendra Modi has rightly said that implementing a UCC does not mean that all citizens of the country will be brought under the Hindu code.