Q. With reference to Uniform Civil Code, consider the following statements:
1. At present no state/UT in India has implemented Uniform Civil Code.
2. The term “Uniform Civil Code” is mentioned in Directive Principles of State Policy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: The Uniform Civil code(UCC) was introduced in Goa by the erstwhile Portuguese rulers.It was retained even after the territory was merged with India in the year 1961. It is the only state in the country where uniform civil code is applicable to all regardless of religion except while protecting certain limited rights.
Statement 2 is correct.