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What is a Uniform Civil Code
What is the Uniform Civil Code
A Uniform Civil Code would replace the personal laws which are based on scriptures and customs of every religious community in India.
Article 44 of the Directive Principles in India sets its implementation as duty of the State.
There have been several debates over the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.
However, governments have not been successful in its implementation due to diversity and religious laws which differ from each community, caste or religion.
The Supreme Court has however been proactive in several cases such as Shah Bano or Shamim Ara.
The BJP was in fact the first party to promise its implementation if elected. Goa incidentally is the only state which has a uniform civil code.
The Goa Family Law, is the set of civil laws, originally the Portuguese Civil Code, continued to be implemented after its annexation in 1961 according to Wikipedia.