The Uniform Civil Code and its Impact on Family Law

  • Shravannarayan P.
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  • Shravannarayan P.

    Student at SASTRA deemed University, India

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In the context of Indian family law, the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is thoroughly examined in this study work. The paper examines the historical development of personal laws in the country, beginning with a thorough explanation of the UCC's definition and goals. The multifaceted phenomena of legal plurality in India is thoroughly examined, with particular attention paid to the coexistence of several personal laws that serve various religious sects. The analysis carefully lays out the possible benefits of introducing a UCC into family law, emphasizing its potential to promote gender parity, enhance social cohesion, simplify legal procedures, and strengthen human rights protections. The essay also discusses the UCC's significant obstacles and contentious concerns, including the cultural and religious hostility to it and the difficult work of balancing religious convictions with constitutional rights. The study provides useful insights and best practices by doing a comparative comparison with other countries that have successfully implemented UCCs. A number of implementation options for the UCC are illustrated by case studies from Tunisia, Turkey, and France, demonstrating how easily these reforms may be adapted to various cultural and legal contexts. The paper's conclusion, which emphasizes the value of incorporating stakeholders and fostering consensus, presents a strategic framework for the gradual adoption of a UCC. It imagines a time when a UCC in India can help create a legal system for family affairs that is more inclusive, equitable, and well-coordinated and that reflects the changing dynamics of Indian society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1988 - 1999


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