How Muslim fears were allayed, and the UCC became a directive principle


After many Muslim members in the Constituent Assembly had vociferously opposed the Uniform Civil Code, it was the turn of proponents of the 'one nation, one law' idea to mount their opposition to personal laws held sacrosanct by a mostly tradition-bound Indian society. They had a lot to think of before attacking religious customs.

November 1948, when the debate on the clause in the Draft Constitution took place, was a sensitive time in terms of Hindu-Muslim ties.

Though Partition-linked violence had stopped, the scars were fresh, thousands still dispossessed, and tensions hardly below the surface......................Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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