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?
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
August 01, 2018 3:42 am
With the two-year-long consultation process drawing to a close on July 31, the Law Commission is expected to finalise its report before the end of its term under Justice B S Chauhan on August 30, 2019.
May 26, 2018 10:03 am
Sources told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki or Hanbali law.
March 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Most of the opposition parties that replied have dubbed the move to refer the matter of unform civil code to the law panel as a part of the ruling party's 'political agenda'.
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