- Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a direction to the Union Government to implement in a time-bound manner for a uniform civic code
- This is to entrust the responsibility to the Law Commission to bring about a comprehensive legislation in keeping with modern day concept of human rights.
- Quoting several Supreme Court judgments, the High Court said that it did have the power to direct the Government to introduce a law or the Legislature to pass it.
- The Government responded to the petition by a citing a Supreme Court judgment:
“The first question is whether it is necessary that the legislature should make law uniformly applicable to all religious or charitable or public institutions and endowments established or maintained by people professing all religion. In a pluralist society like India in which people have faith in their respective religions, beliefs or tenets propounded by different religions or their off-shoots, the founding fathers, while making the Constitution, were confronted with problems to unify an integrate people of India professing different religious faiths, born in different castes, sex or sub-sections in the society speaking different languages and dialects in different regions and provided secular Constitution to integrate all sections of the society as a united Bharat.”
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/high-court-dismisses-pil-for-a-uniform-civil-code/article6087561.ece
- Uniform Civil Code (UCC)
- Impediments in implementing Uniform Civil Code
- Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)
- Unity in Diversity