Modi govt. to table Uniform Civil Code Bill?

New Delhi: The Modi government is likely to table Uniform Civil Code Bill in Parliament in the month of December 2019. Nothing seems to be impossible for the BJP-led NDA government which has recently scrapped the provision of the Indian Constitution’s Article 370 which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Uniform Civil Code Bill will mandate implementing a common set of laws for all Indian citizens irrespective of their faith.

If a report published in Times Now is to be believed, drafting of uniform civil code is underway. The UCC Bill is part of NDA government’s agenda and it intends to make the UCC a reality by early next year.

A section of the RSS and BJP seeks the enactment of the UCC as a next big legal measure. However, the Law Commission, in a consultation paper in 2018, pointed out a lack of consensus on the UCC. It also stressed the need to do away with discrimination.

The Commission had noted, “This way, some of the differences within personal laws, which are meaningful, can be preserved and inequality weeded out to the greatest extent possible without absolute uniformity.”

Meanwhile, calling for the Uniform Civil Code, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said “By scrapping Article 370, the dream of Balasaheb Thackeray has been fulfilled. Now we want the Uniform Civil Code.”

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