Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

On Uniform Civil Code

Given the context of the offensive of communal politics practiced by the Hindutva platform and the ensuing insecurity among the minorities, particularly the Muslim community, the recommendation by the Supreme Court for a Uniform Civil Code, instead of helping “the cause of national integration”, will have the reverse effect.
Many of the personal laws of different communities including those of the majority community discriminate against women and are not in consonance with the rights accorded to Indian citizens by the Constitution of India. What is urgently required is reform in various personal laws. This is an exercise that brooks no delay.