Why Are People Against The Uniform Civil Code?

By Ishika S.

July 07, 2023

The Uniform Civil Code is a proposal in India to formulate and implement personal laws of citizens which apply on all citizens equally regardless of their religion, gender and sexual orientation.


“Here’s why people are against the UCC”

UCC calls for the formulation of one law for India, which would be applicable to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, maintenance, and adoption. Experts say that this might be a dent in the democracy.

Why UCC?

Arguments Against UCC

“The main argument against the UCC is that it violates the constitutional freedom to practice the religion of choice, which allows religious communities to follow their respective personal laws.”

“Secondly, it is argued that if codified civil laws and criminal laws such as the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) don't follow ‘one nation, one law’, then how can this diktat be applied to personal laws of communities?”

Arguments Against UCC

Arguments Against UCC

“Experts argue that the UCC will impose a 'Hinduised' code for all communities. They are also saying that UCC is being promoted by BJP for political gains.”

BJP, AAP and Shivsena are supporting UCC while the opposition party Congress has mocked UCC "dividing civil code" or "DCC" in Uttarakhand.