One is based on custom and community, the other on sacred texts. Can a Uniform Civil Code work for all?
A common response to the unjust provisions of Muslim personal law in India is: `Hindu law is more discriminatory. Why target Muslims?' This attempt to force an equivalence between Hindu and Muslim practices and prescriptions is absurd. This is not to suggest that harmful social practices do not exist among Hindus, but to point out that Hindus do not block reform in the name of a god or sacred text, though they may resist it citing other reasons......................Read more
Source: The Times of India