Should there be a common civil code in India?Presently there are Hindu Personal Law, Muslim Personal Law and Christian Personal Law in India. Goa is the only state in India which has a uniform civil code in the form of a common family law. However the Special Marriage Act, 1954 allows marriage between two individuals having different religious beliefs.
The personals laws are not about marriages alone, but such laws cover broader issues like the condition of women and women's rights etc.
The Supreme Court of India has asserted the need of a uniform civil code in India.
Should there be a common civil code in India?