The idea of a Universal Civil Code: What Indians at large think of it
SummarySurveys show that support for it has risen but variation in opinion by religion poses some opposition parties a dilemma
There is a possibility of the issue of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) becoming an important electoral issue during the forthcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and of course during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In a public rally in the capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, placing emphasis on the need for a UCC, said “How can the country be run on two (laws)? The Constitution also talks of equal rights… The Supreme Court has also asked the government to implement UCC."