There is no doubt that if India is to be a Secular State, then should be total level field for all communities, caste, creed and religions. It is not only the lack of UCC that segments the society, but also the various sops given to variety of classes of the Indian society. If the Indian society and the professed 'secular' govts have not been able to iron out the creases in the Indian society in 68 years, then it never will either. Therefore, the issue of when the time will be ripe to do so is moot. There is no doubt divisive society segmenting voices are queering the pitch, be it the Mollahs , Padres or the Saffron strident. Secularism, to include an common civil code, can only happen if there is political will ready to ride over the irrelevant and frivolous debate that will ensue. Is the time ripe or is it unripe?