Uniform civil code of India is a term referring to the concept of an overarching Civil Law Code in India. A uniform civil code administers the same set of secular civil laws to govern all people, even those belonging to different religions and regions. This supersedes the right of citizens to be governed under different personal laws based on their religion or ethnicity. Such codes are in place in most modern nations. The common areas covered by a civil code include: Personal Status Rights related to acquisition and administration of property Marriage, divorce and adoption This term is used in India where the Constitution of India attempts to set out a uniform civil code for its citizens as a Directive Principle, even though the code itself has not yet been fully implemented. In India, most family law is determined by the religion of the parties concerned. Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists come under Hindu law, whereas Muslims and Christians have their own laws. Muslim law is based on the Shariat; in all other religious communities, laws are codified by an Act of the Indian parliament. Other sets of laws deal with criminal and civil cases, such as the CrPC and the Indian penal code. This is one of the core issues raised by BJP. It is for bringing in a uniform civil code to India. Let us discuss why its so important for the BJP to get UCC enacted and why others oppose it.