Shelving Personal Law or Securing Justice

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UNIFORM CIVIL CODE: SHELVING PERSONAL LAW OR SECURING JUSTICE? "I personally do not understand why religion should be given this vast, expansive jurisdiction, so as to cover the whole of life and to prevent the legislature from encroaching upon that field. After all, what are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is so full of inequities, discriminations and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights." — Dr. B.R. Ambedkar On the midnight of 14 August 1947, when the world was sleeping India awoke to life and freedom. Awaking from the slumber of foreign yoke the nation resolved to break away from all the shackles which had brought insurmountable pain and misfortune on its children. Purging itself from the scum of ignorance, communalism and archaic traditions which ensured subjugation of millions in the name of caste and sex were few such resolutions. True to the ideals of a modern parliamentary democracy which the country chose to follow, the constitution was turned into a potent weapon to deal with all such vices which was holding the country back. Untouchability was prohibited, communal electorates were done away with, and secularism was enshrined, in short with swift strokes of pen a social revolution was commenced upon. National integration and consolidation became one of the prime objectives of the nation makers. Article 35 which was later inserted as Article 44 was one such article

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