Should We Begin Implementing Uniform Civil Code
The Constitution of India had been created with a list of Directive Principles, all of which were not legally binding, but the duty of the State to implement over time. One of these principles was the development of a Uniform Civil Code for citizens. In essence, this ensured that the all Indian citizens would be governmented by a universal set of laws regardless of religion, caste, sex, or any kind of discrimination.
However, after 64 years of independance, personal law prevails. Personal laws are laws that bind only hindu citizens, or only muslim citizens. A good example is that of the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986. This act curbed essential rights for muslim women alone, and was based on a centuries-old Sharia law. Similarly, there are laws that pertain to hindus only.
India is still divided a lot by communal lines. Just recently communal violence broke out in Sangareddy in Andhra Pradesh. The reason? A youth allegedly posted a photo of a religious place of worship in bad taste on Facebook.
The debate here is this: Should Uniform Civil Code finally be implemented in India? Is India ready for this change?
If your answer is 'yes', then state why, and if your answer is 'no', then state why and when India can be ready for the Uniform Civil Code.