UCC: The coming storm over India’s unique common law

But a common law – resisted by both the country’s Hindu majority and Muslims, the main minority – has remained, in the words of the Supreme Court, a “dead letter”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is resurrecting the idea. BJP-ruled states such as Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh spoke about the UCC.

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