India is known for its ability to come together despite its diversity. That is our pride, but what about the difference between valid rules? It has become a controversial issue since the first petition was filed in 2019, seeking to create a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to promote national unity and justice among women, gender, equality and dignity of women. The UCC concept will eliminate personal and religious conflicts so that all citizens, regardless of religion or gender, will be subject to a single law. The enforceability of the UCC is that the Constitution states that "The State shall endeavour to ensure that its citizens have Civil Code in the territory of India.
KEYWORDS: Directive principles of state policy, Discriminating laws, Personal law creating, Equality, Secularism
Devoted to the Public, Chapter IV of the Constitution is the basis of this blog. Indian Constitution's article 44 outlines the Directive Principles of State Administration (DPSP), including the implementation of uniform civil laws. Even if it means our Constitution is valid, the code being invalid is a possibility according to State Law teachings. The foundation of the country's government cannot be enforced by any court; this is an undeniable truth. Citizens' fundamental rights in India are safeguarded by laws that frequently deal with individuals. The state's obligation to care for its inhabitants, regardless of their religious affiliation, is embodied in DPSP. When crafting new plans, it's important to keep in mind DPSPs that are aligned with government directives. These policies are crucial to ensure compliance and meet requirements. Don't overlook the significance of adhering to these regulations. India's current environment necessitates the implementation of UCC, and in order to explain why, we first must comprehend the concept and background of UCC. Once we have established this foundation, we can explore the specific demands for UCC in the present Indian context.
WHY UCC IS NEEDED?
Gender inequality, which is caused by discrimination laws rooted in religion, is a prevalent issue today. These laws have created a divide between men and women and have led to a system where women are often in subordinate position. Religious organizations often use their beliefs to justify gender discrimination, which has led to a lack of women in leadership positions and a disparity in wages. The effects of these discriminatory laws can have a significant impact on women's lives, and many are fighting to overturn them. However, progress is slow as religious beliefs are deeply ingrained in many societies. It is important to continue to raise awareness about this issue and advocate for equal rights for all genders. Oppressive cultural history and misogyny have plagued India for centuries and have influenced social norms and traditions. Family life still incorporates religious traditions, manifesting through adherence to established customs and practices.
LOOPHOLES IN PERSONAL LAW
India faces big problems. The law is based on the prejudice of the parliamentary churches of all religions against their leaders. The village council seems to continue to issue orders that violate our constitution, and there is no action will be taken. Honour killings, abortions and human rights violations are happening all over our country nation. Through personal law, we have created a court of equality out of thousands of ancient court values. By eliminating all contradictions, universal public policy will prevail company. One universal rule that applies to all will help create a better society the extent of inequality became apparent. It will promote the unity of all Indians regardless of race, religion or caste, in a country, as a code of conduct for citizens expressed in criminal and penal matters and other civil law.
EQUALITY OF ALL CITIZENS
If India allows Muslims to practice plural marriage, Hindus or Christians will be prosecuted for it polygamy. There are also significant differences between different laws as far as religion is concerned. Equality must be guaranteed in the areas of marriage, inheritance and the family and country. This is where UCC becomes the saviour, bringing everything under one roof without helping Not just more justice, but a simplified legal and judicial system. When applying UCC across India, it will end the legal diversity of different religions and unite all laws such as human rights and the rule of law are protected and all are treated equally same. And it also helps in banning those malpractices of religion which is not ethical at all.
VOTE BANK INTERVENTION
The idea of equal citizenship could also help curb vote banking, one of the most common practices politicians take away from every choice. If all religions were treated equally there would be no status political discrimination, favouritism, or special rights enjoyed by a community because of its rights own constitution. Little or no discrimination based on any particular religion all will enjoy the same rights and benefits. It also helps to reduce the political agendas regarding religion.
We all know that secularism is a big part of our country and it is reflected in politics too Preamble to our Constitution. Secularism means treating all religions equally, without any discrimination. Now we practice secularism, which means we are in some places worldly, in other ways, we are not. The Uniform Civil Code requires all Indian citizens to abide by whether they practice Hinduism, Islam, Christianity or Sikhism, they must abide by the same laws. Equality Act does not mean that people's religious freedom will be restricted; it just means that everyone is treated equally. This is true secularism. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, law and religion are two distinct concepts in the modern context so their interaction does not cause confusion and similarities.
The works which were left incomplete earlier should be completed soon so that the youth of the future get a better equal India. By applying the Uniform Civil Code everyone will get equal rights and places irrespective of religion, caste or society. And this is an important aspect of achieving the equality mentioned in the preamble of India.
Fulfilling the wishes of the youth, with 55% of the population under 25 years old, India has become a diverse nation. These people will be the future of India and it is important that India develops them equally. Their leadership and goals are influenced by global concepts such as equality, humanity and modernity. The idea that they have personally abandoned their faith should be taken seriously if it will contribute to the development of the country. With the Uniform Civil Code, children can better understand the rules and respect the principle of equality. Everyone will be treated equally in entire India no matter what religion they belong to.