Uniform Civil Code: A Proposal to One Nation One Law

  • Raman Bhardwaj and Dr. Rekha Kumari
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  • Raman Bhardwaj

    Research Scholar at Jagannath University, Haryana, India

  • Dr. Rekha Kumari

    Assistant Professor at Jagannath University, Haryana, India

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In India, the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is seen as the key to secularizing and unifying the country in personal matters as well. The UCC holds great significance in India's socio-political landscape. This discussion delves into the intricacies of the UCC, examining its historical context, opposing arguments, controversies, and potential implications. While the UCC offers the prospect of a common set of laws for all citizens, which could advance gender equality and national unity, it also sparks debates about religious liberties, cultural diversity, and the rights of minority communities. The Major questions to be considered under this research with respect to the applicability and formulation of one nation on law can be; how would we address the argument that implementing a UCC might infringe upon the fundamental right to freedom of religion guaranteed under Article 25 of the Indian Constitution?; Have we considered the potential challenges posed by the diverse customs and beliefs that a UCC would seek to transform, and the resistance it might face as a result?; and what about those who argue that the implementation of a UCC could lead to arbitrary interpretations and applications of the law, potentially impacting different communities in unintended ways?. The broader concept of ‘One Nation One Law’ aims for uniformity in laws across the nation, ensuring that all citizens are governed by the same legal principles and statutes. It involves standardizing various laws that differ from state to state or community to community, not just limited to civil codes but extending to criminal laws, commercial laws, and other legal areas. Thus this paper shall aim to recognize the practical and social outlook towards the implementation and legality of UCC in contrast with the plural legislations in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3391 - 3399

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117892

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