Uniform Civil Code

Uniform civil code (UCC) : Proposal to replace the personal laws based each major religious community in India with a common law for every citizen. These laws are distinguished from public law and cover marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption and maintenance.

Mentioned in the Constitution

  • Article 44
  • Under Directive Principle of State Policy
  • The article 44 : The state shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India

India need a Uniform Civil Code!!!!!Why ?

  • The constitution give the idea of secularism which practically only by providing same law for all Indians
  • All will come under single law
  • Supreme Court noted a civil code to be applicable to all its citizens  : In cases like Shah Bano
  • It will be a fight against vote bank politics

Who will be affected ? 

  • All the Indian citizen gets affected by the UCC by following a common Law
  • Negative play is that UCC have given a communal colour
  • Communities have different personal laws which leads to politicization

In the News

  • Union Law Minister asked law commission to examine issues related to UCC
  • It may take take 6months to 12 months to complete
  • Law commission will consult it with various personal law boards
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