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Uniform Civil Code


Wider consultations required for uniform civil code: Govt

September 16, 2020 9:39 pm

Bringing a uniform civil code in the country has been a promise made by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its election manifestos. 

SC to consider questions of law: May push the envelope on personal law reform, UCC

February 11, 2020 9:11 am

A ruling on Constitutional morality and the extent to which courts can review personal laws and religious rights furthers the legal discussion on the Uniform Civil Code.

Explained: Uniform Civil Code — the debate, the status

February 11, 2020 10:20 am

Article 44 of the Constitution lays down that the state shall endeavour to secure a Uniform Civil Code for the citizens throughout the territory of India.

Explained: Uniform Civil code — the debate, the status

September 18, 2019 11:24 am

Recent observations by the Supreme Court have put the spotlight back on the debate over a Uniform Civil Code. What would such a Code seek to achieve, and what have been the arguments for and against it?

SC's example of Goa as a state with a Uniform Civil Code is inconsistent with Article 44

September 18, 2019 10:12 am

What is the sense in retaining an archaic law of foreign origin in certain national territories, 58 years after their assimilation into the nation?

SC weighs in on Civil Code: Founding fathers wanted, no bid so far

September 14, 2019 6:41 am

The court said that “though Hindu laws were codified in the year 1956, there has been no attempt to frame a Uniform Civil Code applicable to all citizens of the country despite exhortations of this Court” in the Shah Bano case and other cases.

Triple talaq Bill passed, BJP MP brings up need for Uniform Civil Code

August 01, 2019 4:57 am

Nishikant Dubey, a third-time MP from the BJP said, “Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is necessary. No one should be allowed to do politics in the name of religion — it is India, and everyone should be treated equally.”

Uniform Civil Code: Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s stand on PIL

June 01, 2019 5:26 am

A uniform civil code would replace personal laws, based on the scriptures and customs of various religious communities, with a common set of rules governing every citizen.

57 years after liberation, Goa gets English translation of Portuguese civil code, 1867

October 24, 2018 9:58 am

57 years ago, Goa attained liberation from the Portuguese, but retained the Portuguese civil code, 1867, becoming the only state in the country to have a uniform civil code.

Law panel says uniform civil code not desirable now, reform family laws first

September 01, 2018 7:15 am

In its ‘Consultation Paper on Family Law Reforms' released Friday, the Law Commission has taken a stand in favour of "equality ‘within communities' between men and women" (personal law reform), "rather than ‘equality between' communities" (UCC).