1. Political: UCC likely to see huge protests from non-majority communities, perhaps equal to or more intense than land reforms and agri reforms protests.
2. If Govt stands firm - different matter. If not, yet another capitulation and significant loss of political currency.
3. Also with the likely fallout and necessary dealing with it, certain that no currency will remain to push any further agenda related to pro-Hindu constitutional changes - likely even in 2024+
4. Electoral: Likely massive favour amongst Hindus because somehow UCC is thought of as being good for Hindus.
5. Absolute polarization of non-Hindus guaranteed.
6. Social: Close to zero benefits for Hindus. In terms of Government interference in Hindu matters, guaranteed UCC won't offer any relaxation. Chance of Govt arm extending to additional matters significant.
7. Major blow to Ghar-wapasi. Distinction, and distinct superiority of Hindu personnel code, vanishes.
8. Any future amendment to Hindu personnel law can only come into effect if majority of communities agree to it (if UCC law starts again to distinguish communities, it is no UCC anyways).
9. Issues like polygamy can be dealt with without need for common law.
10. Net: There is no need for UCC now. Amendments to Art 25-30 far, FAR, more important and URGENT.

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1. It is generally accepted that Sri Madhwacharya composed at least 37 works - these are known as the Sarvamoola Granthas. What is amazing about these 37 is the breadth of areas/styles that they spawn.
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1. Hadn't read this article till date. Atrocious allegations against a great scholar who has, for a change, done real and scientific research on the Mahabharata.

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