English_Master February 16, 2016 No Comments
NECESSITY OF UNIFORM CIVIL CODE FOR ALL In almost all the nations, there is one civil code for all the citizens. The basic ideology behind the formulation of a civil code is to end discrimination based on religion. It is a cruel fact that women are the worst victims of discrimination under personal laws. Though, Muslim women are the worst affected under the Muslim personal law, yet it cannot be negated that women. Hindu, Muslim, Christian or Sikh is all losers under the respective personal laws. Gender discrimination persists despite the constitutional prohibition. Article 44, of the Constitution says that the State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code, throughout the territory of India, yet it has continued to be a highly controversial issue and always politicized and communalized by the vested interests. Since independence, we have been debating on the necessity of application of Uniform Civil Code for all the citizens, but even after 65 years, we have this paradoxical situation to continue, where Indian citizens are discriminated on the basis of gender and religion. On 23rd July, 2003, the Apex Court pleaded for a Uniform Civil Code, while declaring Section 118 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925 as unconstitutional, as it was arbitrary,...
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