The deadline to send views on the Uniform Civil Code ended last week. The Law Commission has so far received nearly 46 lakh responses, well below expectations. On June 14, it had initiated a fresh consultation process on the Code by seeking views from stakeholders, including public and recognised religious organisations, on the politically sensitive issue. Is the Code anywhere becoming a reality?
The sticking point is whether there should be a code of personal laws for all or would it infringe the freedom of religion of some. While the Code has been operational for Hindus, if it’s imposed and rejected by any other community, it will be a monumental folly.