Uniform Civil Code

Zeal and poor scholarship

Print edition : December 11, 2015

Prayers on the occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr at an idgah on the outskirts of Jaipur on July 18. Photo: ROHIT JAIN PARAS

Justice Kuldip Singh. In a simple case of a fraudulent conversion to Islam to acquire a second wife, he urged the government to secure a uniform civil code. Photo: VINO JHN

H.M. Seervai, the well-known constitutional lawyer. He said that the argument that the absence of a uniform civil code induced Hindu husbands to convert to Islam in order to marry again was specious. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The cure to the malaise is not the imposition of a hated uniform civil code but a strong agitation for respect for the sharia and rejection of the Anglo-Muhammadan law.
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