PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is not a challenge for the government and if it can be there in Goa it can be there in rest of the country.
“Implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is not a challenge for the government and if it can be there in Goa it can be there in rest of the country,” said Sawant
He further went on to add that it is looked upon by some people as a tool to run their political shops. UCC is necessary for the creation of new India, he claimed while speaking to a national TV channel.
“It is important to have uniform law across the country for birth registration, marriage registration and property rights, he asserted. He also called for the need to come out of Portuguese colonial mindset and highlight age old culture and heritage of Goa,” he added
UCC is the idea of having a common code of personal laws for people of all religions. Personal law includes aspects of inheritance, marriage, divorce, child custody, and alimony. However, currently, India’s personal laws are fairly complex and varied, with each religion following its own specific regulations.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi stated that the Constitution includes the Uniform Civil Code and that India can’t function under two sets of rules. Following the PM’s comments, the opposition fiercely criticised the administration for using the UCC issue to gain political advantage as numerous states’ elections coming.
PM Modi is accused by Congress politicians of exploiting the UCC issue as a distraction from more pressing issues like inflation, unemployment, and the state of Manipur.