Dehradun: Time has come, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday when asked about Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country on a day when the Supreme Court delivered landmark judgement in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case.
“Aa gaya samay (Time has come),” he told reporters here when asked about the UCC.
The Delhi High Court on Monday will hear a bunch of petitions seeking implementation of the UCC. A division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Harishankar will hear the matter on November 15.
The UCC would put in place a set of laws to govern the personal matters of the citizen irrespective of their religion.
In May, the court had asked the Centre and the Law Commission to file their affidavit on the PIL regarding the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code.
The Defence Minister also hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict in Ayodhya case a landmark judgement.
“The verdict of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case is a landmark judgment. I think this will strengthen that the feeling of ‘Sarv Dharma Sambhav’ (all religion are equal) and relations among people will be better. I appeal people should maintain peace and the verdict should not be taken as a win or loss for anyone,” he said.