SUPPORT UNIFORM CIVIL CODE (Answers to questionnaire by Hon. LCI on UCC)
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It is my great privilege as a law abiding citizen of this democratic country to provide inputs, suggestions, commentaries for the legal reforms, to engage in a healthy conversation for implementation of a universal law of all the citizens of this country without any discrimination, bias towards any particular group while taking utmost care of the social & family values of each religion, community.
Questions as asked by the Honorable Law Commission of India & its answers are as follows:
Q-1:- Are you aware that article 44 of constitution of India provides that the state shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India?
A-1:- Yes I am aware about Article 44 of constitution of India which asks for a Uniform Civil Code throughout the country.
It requires serious initiatives to implement civil, criminal equality for all the citizens of country irrespective of religious faith & practice. All the personal law boards must be abolished a fresh Uniform Civil Code must be drafted & implemented in order to avoid vote bank politics & minority appeasement.
Q-2:- The Various religious denominations are governed by personal laws and customary practices in India on matters of family law, should the UCC include all or some of these subjects?
A:-2 Option A). All these subjects must be included to be governed by a fresh Uniform Civil Code.
Q-3:- Do you agree that the existing personal laws & customary practices need codification and would benefit the people?
A-3:- Option C) Personal laws & customary practices must be replaced by a fresh Uniform Civil Code.
Q-4:- Will uniform civil code or codification of personal law & customary practices ensure gender equality?
A-4: - Option A. It will definitely bring gender equality.
Q-5:- Should the Uniform Civil Code be optional?
A-5:- Option B....It must not be optional, it must be compulsory for all citizens of India.
Q-6:- Should the following practices be banned & regulated?
Option A) Polygamy must be strictly banned
Option B) Polyandry must be strictly banned
Option C) Similar customary practices (Maitri Karar) must be regulated depending on special permissions.
Q-7:- Should the practice of triple talaq be....
A-7 Option A) Abolished in toto.
Q-8:- Do you think that steps should be taken to ensure that Hindu women are better able to exercise their right to property which is often bequeathed to sons under customary practise?
A-8:- Yes Hindu women must be made aware of this right and measures should be taken to ensure that women, under pressure from family their do not forgo their property.
Q-9:- Do you agree that the two year period of wait for finalizing divorce violates christian women's right to equality?
A-9:- Option A
Q-10:- Do you agree that there should be a uniform age of consent for marriage across all personal laws & customary practices?
A-10:- Yes, the age of consent for marriage across all personal laws & customary practices must be Uniform & also it must be gender neutral.
Q-11:- Do you agree that all the religious denominations should have the common grounds for divorce?
A-11:- Yes all the religious denominations should have the common grounds for divorce.
Q-12:- Would Uniform Civil Code aid in addressing the problem of denial of maintenance or insufficient maintenance to women upon divorce?
A-12:- Yes, it will sort out all the problems related to divorce & maintenance to women as women will get equal rights irrespective of religion, caste & gender.
Q-13:- How can compulsory registration of marriages be implemented better?
A-13:- Suggestions: a) The first trace of a secret marriage will be found from missing complaint/FIR from the parents of boy or girl.
b) If any marriage is kept confidential, all the govt rights, govt documents must be denied upon the exposure of the same to both boy & girl.
Q-14:- What measures should we take to protect couples who enter into inter-religion or inter-caste marriages?
A-14:- In order to maintain demographics (as every country in the world does) a boy from the minority community must not be allowed to marry a girl from the majority community without the permission of the high court or executive authority of the state or UT. In case of inter-caste, (same religion) protection must be given for a specific time period to the couple.
Q-15:- Would Uniform Civil Code infringe an individual's right to freedom of religion?
A-15:- No! If any citizen feels so, he/she must shift to another country. As another country was already created by partition of India on religious bases, they can shift to that country and freely exercise their freedom of religion.
Q-16:- What measures should be taken to sensitize the society towards a common code or codification of personal law?
A-16:- 1) Janmat sangrah / Referendum of citizens of India. 2)Educate people through print and electronic and social media.
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