On April 29, 2022, Saturn, the planet of time and discipline, moved to Aquarius. Also, on June 5, it will move backward and become retrograde. On July 12, it will return to the Capricorn sign, where it will stay until January 17, 2023.
The implementation of the common civil law is awaiting as of 2019.
Does Saturn’s return to Capricorn in the ninth house of the Indian horoscope mean major changes in the law? Since Capricorn is in the ninth house, there is a strong possibility that the law will change in a big way. Let’s see: is this a civil code or something?
What is common civil law?
The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) proposes for one legislation for India that applies to all religious sects in marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption. Article 44 of the Constitution requires the state to guarantee a uniform civil code for India’s citizens.
The subject has been at the core of political discourse and discussion for over a century, and the BJP is pressing for legislation in Parliament. The saffron party promised UCC in its 2019 Lok Sabha election platform.
How significant is Article 44?
Article 44 of the Indian Constitution’s Directive Principles aimed to end discrimination against vulnerable populations and unify varied cultural groupings. Dr. B R Ambedkar argued a UCC is desirable but should be voluntary when he drafted the Constitution, hence Article 35 was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy in section IV of the Constitution of India as Article 44. It was written into the Constitution as a requirement to be met when the nation was ready to embrace the UCC.
Ambedkar told the Constituent Assembly, “No one should worry that if the State has the authority, it would promptly implement it in a way Muslims, Christians, or any other community may find unacceptable. I think it would be an insane government to do so.”
Origin of Uniform Civil Code
The UCC traces back to colonial India, when the British administration published a paper in 1835 emphasizing the necessity for consistency in the codification of Indian law pertaining to crimes, evidence, and contracts, but urging that Hindu and Muslim personal laws be left out.
In 1941, the British government formed the B N Rau Committee to codify Hindu law due to an increase in personal laws. Hindu Law Committee examined the need for uniform Hindu laws. The group advocated a codified Hindu law giving women equal rights. The 1937 Act was examined and a Hindu marriage and succession regulation was suggested.
Difference between civil laws and criminal laws
While the criminal laws in India are uniform and applicable equally to all, no matter what their religious beliefs are, the civil laws are influenced by faith. Swayed by religious texts, the personal laws which come into effect in civil cases have always been implemented according to constitutional norms.
What will Uniform Civil Code do?
The UCC attempts to preserve Ambedkar’s vulnerable sections, especially women and religious minorities while promoting nationalistic fervor via unity. When passed, the code will simplify religious rules like the Hindu code bill, Shariat law, and others. The code will unify marriage, inheritance, succession, and adoption rules. All citizens, regardless of faith, shall have the same civil law.