Monday, July 4, 2016

Uniform Civil Code

It is desirable to have one set of laws for one nation. Moreover, the laws need be updated as time changes. If the Central government wants to bring a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), why do many people feel jittery?

Mr Narendra Modi is the first reason. His dislike of certain religious communities makes his actions suspect even if there is little to be scared of. The man has made many hate speeches before the PM's chair mellowed his words. What happened in his state in 2002 is still fresh in the nation's collective memory.  Many churches were attacked in Delhi and around soon after Mr Modi ascended the PM's throne and his reaction was silence. How will anyone expect such a man to protect the interests of all the citizens?

The Catholic Church in Kerala has welcomed the initiative, however. That's a good sign. The Church wants to see the proposed UCC before it is enacted to make sure that it's not a BJP Civil Code.  That's a fair demand given BJP's track history.

BJP has always made use of communal polarisation as an electoral ploy. Mr Modi is a Machiavelli in the effective use of gods in politics. With the UP assembly elections around the corner, it is only natural to suspect the very timing of the current UCC proposal.

The nation stands in need of an updated civil code. If only Mr Modi and his party were more trustworthy... Your past can be your biggest stumbling block even if you have mended your ways.


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9 comments:

  1. Even I support UCC as well. It is not about you, not about me but for the countless innocent people who fall victim to the obscure and obtuse religious laws. But yes, can there be not a hint of hindutva to garner mass appeal?

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    1. It is the same people who will actually benefit that are opposing it because of ignorance. I watched a TV program yesterday in which a Muslim woman protested the proposal vehemently simply because she has deluded herself that her religion is the one that has given women the best treatment!

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  2. There is a inheritance law. Tell me the logic behind it. one boy and one girl. siblings. inheritance need to be devided.
    UCC: half to each
    Religious law(not all): Ay! Ay! a girl?? hmmm.. let's be fair and give only half of what his brother's getting. We so protect women empowerment.

    And this is stated in quran. Truth is truth. And then some find truth in false.

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  3. It is very simple as we do not expect it in congress regime & if Modi brings the same he will be looked by many question in mind.
    but at least this government start the debate . the government need to put on the table of house which is not 100% control body, they can contribute or hold decision if going wrong way
    but we all must support the initiation.

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    1. Yes, let the debate take place. And let's hope more people will understand the need for a UCC. Also, let's hope there are no ulterior motives.

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  4. It is important to have a uniform civil code. In this age of Kali Yug, when the level of sin has gone up so much, man needs to not just have one wife, but saddled with upto four (as is prescribed in one of the religions). :) Jokes apart, we need to get out of the clutches of some God men belonging to various religions and have frank discussion based on the real issues afflicting India Today.

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    1. Gods, religions, godmen, terrorists... What have they all achieved? I wonder how one can offer prayers to his god 5 times a day and find time and will to bombard innocent people. Beyond any logic. Worst of all, the murderers come preaching morality to us!

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