Should there a uniform civil code in India?The topic for this weeks TOW contest is 'uniform'. It has been mentioned in the announcement thread of the contest that - 'The word 'uniform' has much influence on us in our daily life - right from a school going child to a person serving for the Nation'.
While talking about the uniforms, why not to ponder on the issue of the uniform civil code which is perhaps the mother of all such considerations.
There are personals laws based on the religious customs and scriptures of each major religious community in India. Often debates trigger about the Muslim Personal Law, which permits unilateral divorce and polygamy.
India is a secular country and even the Supreme Court has asserted the need of a Uniform Civil Code. The former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam had also supported the need of a Uniform Civil Code in India.
It is a matter of debate as to whether there should be a uniform civil code in India or not ?
What are your observations about the subject matter?