Supreme Court worries over India’s secularism

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New Delhi: Batting for a uniform civil code, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the growing influence of religion on social issues.

During the hearing of a PIL seeking recognition for Christian courts set up under its personal law, Justice Vikramjit Sen said, “It is a secular country but I don’t know how long it will remain so.”

He said that law should not be compelled to recognize the dictates of personal law in civil and family matters like divorce, marriage and adoption. The bench, also comprising of Justice C Nagappan, said that courts should not interfere into the area as every religion then would say that the law should incorporate their personal law.

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