Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Uniform Civil Code

A friend of mine asked me, what is Uniform Civil Code and how does it help? Well yes, if it passed in assembly, but that's very unlikely as of now. 

Let’s see first what is and then will discuss about how it can help 

“Uniform civil Code in India is a proposal to have a generic set of governing laws for every citizen without taking into consideration the religion. “

Currently, there are personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious community. They are separate from the public law and are applied on issues like-
- Marriage
- Divorce
- Inheritance
- Adoption and Maintenance

It is during the per-Independence period that Personal laws came into existence, majorly for Hindu and Muslim citizens. But with an objective to gain and promote women's rights, equality and secularism, Uniform Civil Code was demanded in the 20th century by women activists. 
But later it is not only the case for women’s right but mostly with Muslim personal law and Hindu personal Law. Muslim Personal law still reflects the orthodox and old mind set whereas Hindu laws has been corrected and evolved. As of now there is not much significance of Hindu’s Law after passing “Hindu Code Bill” and on another note most of the people doesn’t aware if something exists like this. The reason behind this is very simple. Its keep on evolving and become so easy to implement and adopt. On the contrary “Muslim Personal Law” is still very relevant and Indian Judiciary has very less to say in those matters. See the recent Quote by SC

In October 2015, Supreme Court of India asserted the need of a Uniform Civil Code and said that, "This cannot be accepted; otherwise every religion will say it has a right to decide various issues as a matter of its personal law. We don’t agree with this at all. It has to be done through a decree of a court.

India being a secular country guarantees its minorities the right to follow their own religion, culture and customs under Article 29 and 30. So the parties who is opposing can argue that implementing a Uniform Code will hamper India's secularism.

But this is not the case if you see the larger picture here. It is not only a Hindu-Muslim debate but involves other religious minorities as well. 
The SC had earlier pointed out that discrimination in issues like marriage, divorce and inheritance may not be a good practice. It also said that there is a "total confusion" when comes to personal laws governing religious practices.

After the passing of the Hindu Code bill, the personal laws in India had two major areas of application: the common Indian citizens and the Muslim community, whose laws were kept away from any reforms. The frequent conflict between secular and religious authorities over the issue of uniform civil code eventually decreased, until the 1985 Shah Bano case. Bano was a 73-year-old woman who sought maintenance from her husband, Muhammad Ahmad Khan. You can read the full story in Wikipedia or search in Google.

Why we need UCC.

1)      It Promote Real Secularism
2)      All Indian should be treated same
3)      It will give more rights to the women(Especially Muslim Women’s)
4)      Every Modern nation has it
5)      Personal Laws are having so many loop holes
6)      It will reduce the vote bank policies
7)      It will Integrate India

As of now Goa is the only state where UCC has been implemented. I will explain in details each of the point above in different post. In Nutshell UCC can solve so many age old problems which are still an hindrance for our development and always being an advantage for some political parties.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Woman Arrest Law :

An incident took place in Pune - a young girl was attacked by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she & her male friend didn't have a driver's license to show. He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law [which most of us are not aware of] clearly states that between 6 pm and 6 am, a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6pm and 6am, ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer & taken to an ALL WOMEN police station. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

Please spread this article among as many girls you know. Also to boys coz this can help them protect their wife, sisters and mother. It is good for us to know our rights.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Have You Realized This transformation?

Just step by step...a simple transformation......

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Moral Police- A Bull shit.....

Some few days back what the so called moral police -sri ram shena (mangalore based) announced has been drawn in the cartoon.
Simply we don't want anybody to teach us - what to do or what not to do? its our life and we are free to lead our life in our own way.

Give them a Bull-Shit.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Nice way to lay off............

XYZ Office -> A fire alarm rang at 6 PM when almost all shift employees
are in office(approx 5000). As usual entire office was evacuated within
3 mins & every employee gathered outside office. 10 mins
passed..................................5 more mins passed.

Security Officer -> Announcement started, "Dear Employees - With melting
heart I am making this announcement that for many of you it will be a
last evacuation drill, as we are laying off almost 80% employee. While
moving in who-so-ever ID card won't work are layed off& all their
belongings will be couriered to them tomorrow. We followed this
approach as we don't want to fill email box size with layoff mail in
thousands & also to avoid any fight inside office". Hope you have nice
career ahead. Please move in & try your luck.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Always know your objective first.*

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director, "what is
the criteria that defines a patient to be institutionalized? "

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, we offer a teaspoon, a
teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the

1. Would you use the spoon?
2. Would you use the teacup?
3. Would you use the bucket?

Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would choose the
bucket as it is larger than the spoon."

No," answered the Director. "A normal person would pull the drain plug."

He flunked..... .....

There is a difference between an objective and actions!
Unless you understand your objective, you will be wasting your time in your
actions, think out of the box to full fill the objectives.

*Always know your objective first.*

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sadness is good for health

Even as contemporary society prizes personal happiness above all else, a fascinating study suggests that sadness is good for the health.

We all go through rough patches sometimes, whether it's after the break-up of a relationship, the death of a loved one, and ofcours in the current phase of the global financial crisis, losing a job. Perhaps, then, it is time to embrace our miserable side.

Mental health experts caution that the increasing tendency to take a pill to beat the blues could actually affect human evolution. Sadness, they argue, serves an evolutionary purpose - and if we lose it, we lose out.

Read Full Story On This Link:
Sadness is good for health: study

Also read this:
Depression Should Be Embraced, Not Medicated

Feeling blue? Stop worrying... depression is good for you, say scientists