The Nation needs UCC and the Centre should take necessary steps for it : Delhi HC

Supreme Court had instructed the Central Government about this earlier, but no political Party has made any effort. Now, with the BJP Government at the Centre, the Hindus expect it to be implemented.

New Delhi – Our Nation is breaking the barriers of religion, community, caste, and creed. As a result, inter-caste and inter-religion marriages are taking place. Hence, the Nation genuinely needs a Uniform Civil Code, observed the Delhi HC in response to a plea. Backing the need for the Uniform Civil Code, the Delhi HC said that the Central Government should make efforts for it. Justice Prathiba M Singh was responding to an inter-caste divorce petition. While hearing the petition, the Court came to a halt on the point that the dissolution of marriage should be according to the Hindu marriage law or according to the rules of the Meena tribe. At that time, Justice Pratibha Singh propounded the need for a Uniform Civil Code.

Backing the need for a Uniform Civil Code, Justice Pratibha Singh said, ’There are many issues faced by the young generation today’. The need for a Uniform Civil Code is explained in Article 44 of the Indian Constitution. The Ministry of Law and Justice should implement it. Only then, the laws made for a particular religion or community, will not be a hindrance in the judicial process. As a result, justice could be provided to all the Indians.

The practical issues on not having a Uniform Civil Code

There are different types of laws in India. The Hindu Marriage Act, Hindu Succession Act, Indian Christian Marriages Act, Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, etc. There is a Muslim personal law for Muslims based on their religious texts. Therefore, the judicial process becomes complicated in cases of divorce or related matters. Given such a situation, the Court is in a dilemma as to which law to adjudicate. If Uniform Civil Code is applied, the rules will be the same for all the citizens of the Nation, irrespective of their religion, caste, or community.