Uniform Civil Code a Constitutional Mandade: Issues and Challenges

  • Dr. Jagat Singh Chandpuri
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  • Dr. Jagat Singh Chandpuri

    Associate Professor at Faculty of Law DAV (PG) College Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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The constitution of India treats all people equally in terms of equality, it prohibits Inequality. The preamble of Indian constitution secures to all citizens of India “equality of status and opportunity as well as promote among them all justice.”Article 14 of our constitution provides that, “the state shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of laws within the territory of India,” equality before law and equal protection of laws is also the basic postulate of Rule of law.It means, the law should be common among people of equal circumstances,and everyone should be treated by the common law. In India there are multiplicity of family laws and there is no legal uniformity in relation to marriage, adoption, divorce, maintenance and succession etc. consequently the country is still facing the social issues and challenges, due to the absence of a clear and uniform family law.Although the article 44 of our constitution provides that the state shall endeavour to secure for the citizen an uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India, but due to political interest of several political parties, this effort could not get success so far.It is the need of hour that uniform Civil Code is required to maintain Social unity and integrity of the country.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1010 - 1018

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112363

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