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.
Several Indian lawmakers have argued that 'religion-based personal laws inhibit India's path to nationhood'.
For every religion, India permits different laws related to marriage, divorce, inheritance and maintenance.
Uniform civil code is mentioned in the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Indian Constitution which is not enforceable by law.
The divorce rate in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam is twice the national average of 3.1.
According to the 2011 Census, 50% of the women received 'mehr' (maintenance) of just a token sum of Rs 501 to Rs 786.