Pros and Cons of Uniform Civil Code

Pros of Uniform Civil Code

  • Will provide equal status for all as it will bring a common civil and personal law
  • Every citizen will be equal and and so it will boost national integrity and gender, caste, creed etc. will not be a hurdle in personal growth
  • Where the personal laws discriminate Indians on basis of gender, religion, culture and many factors; the implementation of UCC will bring social reform through its codified personal laws
  • It will take out the best from all the personal laws and integrate it to draw up one uniform law that will be enforceable on all and everyone will welcome it
  • It will reduce much of the existing confusion that prevails due to so many personal laws designated to different religious communities
  • Individual’s Indian identity will be placed before his or her religious identity
  • Guarantee of rights to all in accordance with modern times will be possible
  • The social attitudes and aspirations of more than half population, i.e., youth which are shaped by equality, humanity and modernity will contribute towards nation building with their full potential. This will help form a new society
  • UCC will help abolish gender discrimination and will bring both men and women at par as most of the personal laws are discriminatory towards women
  • Some religious practices that contradict humanitarian laws are likely to be restricted once UCC is implemented
  • Will enable easier and efficient administration of laws by bringing in a coherent system of laws
  • It will infuse the Indian legal system with the requisite amount of parity between different religions in respect of their personal laws

Cons of Uniform Civil Code

  • Uniform Civil Code is a sensitive and tedious rule to implement in a country like India
  • Uniform Civil Code will provide more power to state to interfere with personal matters of citizens
  • Task of devising a set of rules to govern all communities will be challenging as sentiments and interests of all communities need to be considered before putting together a single Uniform Civil Code
  • Uniform Civil Code may pose some threat to person’s religious freedom
  • Uniform Civil Code can potentially become a threat to communal harmony in the country
  • Having a single Uniform Civil Code for all religions can be extremely difficult to implement and may also lead to violent protests in the country
  • Uniform Civil code can be seen as oppression of minority by majority and this may also bring greater divisiveness within India Society

This article does not reflect thoughts of me (Gagan – Writer of this article), I’ve put together these pros and cons for Educational Purpose. I’m neither in favour of and nor against Uniform Civil Code.

This article can be useful for answering general knowledge related questions which are asked in exams like UPSC, SSC, Banking Exams like SBI PO, Railway Exams, NDA, UPPSC, RPSC.

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