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    UP contemplating uniform civil code without popular support

    In a major shift and even not caring the national conscience on the contagious issue of Uniform Civil Code, the UP government is getting ready to implement the same even without the support of the Opposition parties in the state thereby triggering a serious national issue and that could have far reaching effect on the prospects of BJP in the state and at the time other parties are bracing up to fight unitedly against the mighty BJP to wrest the power from center and this move could prove suicidal for the party. The members can register their comments.
  • #755813
    Let us start with Article 44 of the Constitution of India. This Article stipulates: "The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India." We must note that this is an endeavor on the part of the State (here, State means the nation-state/country).
    After almost 75 years of independence, now Uttar Pradesh (UP) decides to implement Uniform Civil Code (UCC) within this part of the State (signifies country). UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday (23/04/2022) said that the state government was seriously planning to implement the UCC in the state. UP is the second state after Uttarakhand to announce implementation of the UCC. The statement came only a few hours after the Union home minister Amit Shah also hinted that the BJP was set to shift its focus on the issue.
    People who are peace-loving, Constitution-abiding and having common sense, would definitely support this endeavor/decision. There will be more and more voices cutting across party lines, in support of UCC in other states also.
    And, the so-called secular-liberal gang members would again start burning. They would oppose the decision citing various excuses, but won't dare to outrightly oppose the decision fearing public backlash.

    “Khamosh rahoon toh mushkil hain, keh doon toh shikayat hoti hain" (It is difficult to remain silent; But if I speak, they complain.) --------- Saba Afghani

  • #755838
    I support a uniform civil code. One nation, one rule. Why there should be caste-based and religion-based differences in the code of conduct. One should not forget that we are all Indians. All Indians should have equal rights and responsibilities and they all should have a common code of conduct. Then only it can be said that we are all enjoying the same conditions in the country. Because of many reasons, some reservations and benefits were given to some downtrodden people and it is being continued. But why we should have different sets of rules for different religions. I feel many people will support a uniform civil code.
    always confident

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