‘Time Has Come For Uniform Civil Code,’ Says Rajnath Singh After Ayodhya Verdict

New Delhi: Soon after the historic Supreme Court judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid Land dispute , Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hinted at the impending decision on Uniform Civil Code.

Time has come, he said when asked about Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country.

“Aa gaya samay (Time has come),” he told reporters here when asked about the UCC.

On Monday, the Delhi High Court is scheduled to hear a bunch of petitions seeking implementation of the UCC. A division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Harishankar will hear the matter on November 15.

The UCC would put in place a set of laws to govern the personal matters of the citizen irrespective of their religion.

In May, the court had asked the Centre and the Law Commission to file their affidavit on the PIL regarding the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.

The Defence Minister also hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict in Ayodhya case a landmark judgement.

“The verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case is a landmark judgment. I think this will strengthen that the feeling of ‘Sarv Dharma Sambhav’ (all religion are equal) and relations among people will be better. I appeal people should maintain peace and the verdict should not be taken as a win or loss for anyone,” he said.

The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, gave the entire disputed 2.77-acre land to the Hindu party and directed the Centre to form a Trust, within three months, which will construct a temple there.

The Sunni Waqf Board will be given 5 acres of land to construct a mosque at an alternate place.