Why Uniform Civil Code is at a Critical Inflection Point

Will the establishment of a uniform civil code in the present regime create a rift in secular India.

Recently, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the implementation of the state-level Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and suggested how his administration could set an example for others. Within a week of the announcement, Mr. Dhami announced the formation of an “expert committee” via social media posts. Several other Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states have shown their inclination to take the UCC forward. Such a decentralized approach by the BJP-led state governments to legislation and central legislation by deducting their implementation could have far-reaching implications for the country. In light of the development of Uttarakhand, this section looks at how the political controversy surrounding the UCC has developed in India. Moreover, if implemented, what would the BJP-sponsored UCC look like?