Infographics: Are religion-based laws justifiable in democracy?

Several Indian lawmakers have argued that 'religion-based personal laws inhibit India's path to nationhood'

Very few countries in the world accommodate different personal laws for different religions.

Very few countries in the world accommodate different personal laws for different religions. (WION)

In Constituent Assembly, some members had argued that religion based personal laws is the major factor inhibiting India's path to nationhood.

Several Indian lawmakers have argued that 'religion-based personal laws inhibit India's path to nationhood'. (WION)

For every religion, India permits different laws related to marriage, divorce, inheritance and maintenance.

For every religion, India permits different laws related to marriage, divorce, inheritance and maintenance. (WION)

Uniform Civil code is mentioned in the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution which is not enforceable by law.

Uniform civil code is mentioned in the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Indian Constitution which is not enforceable by law. (WION)

Divorce rate in Buddhism, Christianity and Muslim is twice the national average of 3.1.

The divorce rate in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam is twice the national average of 3.1. (WION)

According to the 2011 Census, 50% of the women received 'mehr' (maintenance) of just a token sum of Rs. 501 to Rs. 786.

According to the 2011 Census, 50% of the women received 'mehr' (maintenance) of just a token sum of Rs 501 to Rs 786. (WION)