Time has come, says Defence Minister on Uniform Civil Code

When a journalist asked about Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh then he said, “Time Has come”

This statement of Rajnath Singh came after the landmark verdict of Ayodhya given by Supreme Court of India on Saturday. “Aa gaya Samay (Time Has come),” told reporters when asked about the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

The Delhi High Court will hear several petitions regarding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) on Monday.

What is the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)?

After the implementation of Uniform Civil Code, It would put in place a set of laws to govern the personal matters of the citizen irrespective of their religion.

The Uniform Civil Code was discussed in BJP’s manifesto for Lok Sabha elections. The BJP’s manifesto said: “Article 44 of the Constitution of India lists Uniform Civil Code as one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. BJP believes that there cannot be gender equality till such time India adopts a Uniform Civil Code, which protects the rights of all women, and the BJP reiterates its stand to draft a Uniform Civil Code, drawing upon the best traditions and harmonising them with the modern times.”

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