Hue-and-cry about the Uniform Civil Code – The reality
Friday, 28 October 2016
“Article 44 of the Constitution speaks about Uniform Civil Code.” “We are one nation. Thus, we need one law for all.” “Personal laws are creating disturbances in our country.” “Personal Laws are threat to our country’s unity.” These are the words used by some of my fellow countrymen to justify their argument in support of UCC.
Here I am quoting Article 44 “Uniform civil code for the citizens The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India” How does this Article gives permission for the Government to force any code on any community? If it does, then it directly contradicts with Article 25 and 26 of the Indian Constitution.
This issue of UCC pitched to get political benefit by current regime in the centre. There are no two opinions in it. And all the arguments given to justify UCC are baseless, illogical and impractical.
Does Uniformity of Law really bring Unity and Peace?
In the past century we have example of two most lethal world wars which caused death of more than 60 million people. To which religion did both the parties of war belong? They belonged to Christian community, believing in the same principles of the Bible. They had a uniformity of Law, but this could not save the destruction of millions of people.
Take the example of United States of America. In each state, they have different laws for marriage and divorce. In the presence of so many differences among their laws, still they are united. How come these laws are not threat to USA’s unity and peace?
We have example of United Arab Emirates (UAE). They have seven states which form UAE. Sometimes law of one state directly contradicts with the law of other state. One state disallows issuing of VISAs to some country, while other state issue VISAs to the same country. Such contradictory laws are not giving threat to their unity, then why for us personal laws are threat?
Why only Article 44 is the theme of debates these days? Why Govt. is behind Article 44 alone leaving much more important issues? Article 47 speaks about “the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties…” It also directs the State to “endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption except for medicinal purposes of intoxicating drinks and of drugs which are injurious to health.”
I am asking why the Govt. does not ban alcohol? Alcohol is the primary factor for many accidents on road and increase in the crimes against women (including heinous rapes). Why this regime gives a blind eye to these real issues? Do you really respect the women as you portray in your manifesto? There are Millions of houses in our country where they have only one bread earner at home and because of the consumption of Alcohol, this bread winner plunges into many diseases and die. Why this Govt. doesn’t care about these issues? Why don’t they ban the alcohol in the country which is the main villain in ruining many families? Why don’t these issues become the themes of the debates on the nationalist news channels?
My dear fellow citizens! Let’s be sincere and ask ourselves which problem is more serious for our country, Uniform Civil Code or Alcohol? We need to realize the tactics of the mischief makers before it’s too late.
Lastly, realize the plot against the humanity. When majority of the people are suffering from a cancer and doctors are more concerned more about those patients who have minor injuries, then realize that the doctors in your area are making business by treating people of minor injuries and they are least bothered about the people who are dying of Cancer.
Our government is ignoring the serious issues of the society and trying to hide itself behind the curtain of Uniform Civil Code debates.