My fear is that secular liberals, disgusted by the Hindu triumphalism that will probably accompany the Uniform Civil Code, will forget their secularism and oppose the move.
If we are to live in a truly unified and harmonious society, where each person is treated equally, accepting and enforcing a UCC is the need of the hour.
In an interview, CM Jai Ram Thakur says state govt examining what benefit Himachal can get out of Uniform Civil Code. BJP-led Uttarakhand and UP considering implementing code too.
What really stood out in Narendra Modi's first term – welfare and rural outreach – seem less prominent now. There is a Ram Mandir to build.
Modi govt, which is accused of helping capitalists, wants to make the cooperative sector the backbone of governance. And Amit Shah is leading the way.
At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.
The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.
What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.