It establishes a single law that governs all religious communities in personal concerns like marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, and so on.
Article 44 of Part IV (DPSP) of the Indian Constitution states that the state shall endeavor to secure a UCC for citizens throughout India’s territory.
Importance Of UCC
- It is crucial in addressing the gender inequality brought on by certain religious rules.
- To fix the legal system’s flaw regarding personal laws.
- To aid India’s integration.
- To make sure that every citizen is treated equally.
- To handle vote-bank politics
- To encourage secularism.
- To fulfil the ambitions of today’s youth.
- To maintain a pace with advancements on a worldwide scale.
Objections To UCC
- UCC is perceived as a threat to religious freedom.
- Interference of the state in personal matters
- India’s diversity creates practical challenges.
- It violates Article 25 since it tries to maintain the freedom to practice and propagate any religion.
- Personal laws (included in the Concurrent List) are rules that apply to a certain group of people based on their religion, caste, faith, or belief and are developed after careful examination of customs and religious scriptures.