The central government asked Law Commission to examine the issue of implementing the uniform civil code. As per the report, the Ministry of Law and Justice has written to the Law Commission seeking a detailed report on the subject.
This is the first time that a government has asked the Law Commission to look into the Uniform Civil Code, a report published in The Economic Times said. If the Act is passed by the Parliament, it would ensure same common personal laws for all citizens. At present, there are different personal laws for Hindus and Muslims. Personal law covers issues like property, marriage and divorce, inheritance and succession. – Zee News reported.
Muslim personal laws, on the other hand, stipulate that divorced women could either take financial support from their parental family or from the community.Gandhi’s move angered a large section of Hindus and feminists. This time, Congress adopted a cautious stance while reacting to the Modi government’s pitch for the uniform civil code.