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Explained: Uniform Civil code — the debate, the status

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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).

After two-year consultation, Law Commission to finalise report on 'Family Law Reform'

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.

On uniform civil code, Law panel asks Muslim groups: Why deny some rights to women

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.

Law panel questionnaire on civil code: BJP yet to reply

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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What Happened To Uniform Civil Code, SC Asks Govt

Underlining “total confusion” owing to personal laws governing religious practices, the Supreme Court sought to know from the government Monday whether it is willing to bring the Uniform Civil Code in the country. It asked the Solicitor General to seek the government’s view and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks. A bench […]

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