Q. With reference to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), consider the following statements:
1.Article 44 of the Indian Constitution deals with the Uniform Civil Code.
2.India has uniform code in most of its criminal laws.
3.The UCC will ensure supremacy of the government over its citizens.
4.UCC is not present in any of the states in India.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 3 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 2 only

[D] 2 and 4 only

Answer: C

Statement 1: Article 44 contained in part IV of the Constitution says that the state “shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”.

Statement 2: India has uniform code in most of its criminal laws like IPC and CrPC.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The UCC aims to provide protection to vulnerable sections as envisaged by Ambedkar including women and religious minorities, while also promoting nationalistic feeling through unity.

Statement 4: The statement is incorrect. Goa is the only state to have UCC in the India.

Source: The Hindu