New Delhi: Narendra Modi has said implementation of a Uniform Civil Code does not mean that Hindu code would be imposed on all citizens of the country.
“Constitution says that the government will make efforts to implement the Uniform Civil Code.... The second important point I would like to make clear is that implementing a UCC does not mean that all citizens of the country will be brought under the Hindu code.
“I believe that there are several provisions in the Hindu Code which are irrelevant and they need reforms.
Carrying 18th century laws in 21st century is unnecessary,” he told Urdu weekly Nai Duniya.
The promise of implementing a Uniform Civil Code is one of the core issues of BJP and finds mention in its manifesto.
Seeking to allay apprehensions among Muslims, Modi ruled out scrapping any existing constitutional and statutory mechanisms meant for their welfare and said he would instead work to strengthen them.