If you don’t have one law for all, you might be a third world country

I think that one feature common to the majority of the third world countries is that they don’t have one law for all.

Take Saudi Arabia, for example. One law for people of the Religion of Peace and another for the rest. Or consider Pakistan. Or Bangladesh. Heck, why go so far. Consider India. Do you see the pattern? Not convinced?

How about the third world country UK? People like Maryam Namazie are fighting for One Law for All in the UK. Let’s list the names of the Maryam Namazies of India to know if we can have one law for all in India.

But until then, we must remember that if you don’t have one law for all in your country, your country might be a third world country.

6 thoughts on “If you don’t have one law for all, you might be a third world country

  1. Amit Thursday February 18, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    Oh! Goodness dear, you are a facist for asking for one law in India. I am sure you hate Muslims and that’s why you wish to have one law for all in India. You have been exposed Atanu for saying that India should have one law for all.
    It seems that you wish to take away the god given right of muslims to have multiple wives and divorce their wives as they please. You wish to do away with the almighty sharia, my goodness sir, you really a fanatical hindutva right wing man. How can you be so irresponsible to say that Muslims should abide by the same law as Hindus or others citizens. Muslims are the ummat ul momeen, the people of belief in the one true god called allah and you dare mock his rules.
    You should be whipped for your impudence as per the just sharia which believes in equality for all. Afterall does not the sharia promote you to the rank of a dimmi fro mmerely being a free citizen. Now that is what I call a law. Alas! if only you right wing fanatics could understand the justness and greatness of Sharia, huh!


    • Atanu Dey Thursday February 18, 2010 / 3:10 pm


      Good of you to anticipate what Amit Kumar would have written. But alas he has declared that he would not bother commenting on this blog. So thanks. 🙂

      Seriously though, to a very large extent what the government delivers is a function of what the people demand. The fact is that Indians are largely ignorant of the harm that non-uniform civil laws do, and they don’t demand it. When will Indians wake up — and who is going to wake them up?


  2. Arjun Thursday February 18, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    Nice thought. If a country is “one” country, one law for all is justified. Otherwise its not a “one” (united might be more plausible I think) country.

    I have answer for your question- “..and who is going to wake them up?” and it is our MOTHER NATURE.

    People have to start realise that “In democracy whatever happens, people are responsible for it”


  3. Vikram Thursday February 18, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    Forget about uniform law. After ruling the country for centuries together and occupying all the meaty jobs as courtesans, tax collectors for over 1000 years, they still dare claim to be a disadvantaged section and demand reservation of 10 %, no less. (while the actual muslim population in south india is not even 7%)


  4. Abhishek Thursday February 18, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    Not only one law for all is necessary, I think there has to be a bylaw – “Thou shalt not change the law mid-game”. I think this to a large extent is the key to economic development and fosters investment. This means that the law cannot be repealed when one party with different ideology replaces another.

    In the US, not only all the laws are relatively clear, if you make an investment, you have the ability to sue the Government if their actions cause financial impairment. I think India is better than Pakistan , Russia or even China, but worse off than West Europe and the US.


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