Understanding the Concept of a Uniform Civil Code

  • Harshita Shanker
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  • Harshita Shanker

    LL.M. student at NFSU, Gandhinagar, India

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A Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a legal framework that seeks to replace diverse personal laws based on religious practices with a common set of civil laws applicable to all citizens irrespective of their religious affiliations. The concept aims to foster equality, justice, and a unified legal system, thereby eliminating discrepancies in personal laws related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and other civil matters. Proponents argue that a UCC promotes social cohesion and gender equality, while critics express concerns about potential cultural insensitivity and opposition from religious communities. This abstract explores the essence of a Uniform Civil Code, examining its objectives, challenges, and implications for a harmonized and equitable legal system.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1122 - 1126

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116785

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