Uniform Civil Code: A Study on the Individual Rights and the Role of Secular State

  • Savithri and Thanu Varshini
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  • Savithri

    Student at SASTRA Deemed University, India

  • Thanu Varshini

    Student at SASTRA Deemed University, India

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This research project deals with the research about the problems arising on unavailability of a uniform civil code. All the people are governed by their personal laws with respect to marriage, succession, divorce etc. This research discusses the problems faced by people as a country diverse as India on the basis of the differential treatment of citizens, owing to their own personal laws, India which is a multireligious and multi lingual but divided on many facets, yet united by nationalist spirit. The word "secular" in the Preamble refers to India's status as a secular nation in which no specific religion is supported or encouraged by the government. This indicates that individuals are free to practice and adhere to any religion they desire in India, as there is no official state religion. It also implies that no one can be subjected to religious discrimination by the government. The word "secular" was purposefully added to the Preamble in an effort to foster a society that is accepting of all religions.[1] The idea of Sarva Dhrama Sambhava was a religious one, which clearly emphasize on treating people equally which means no religious inequality, but this idea has now turned as a major political concern. Religious views should be a matter of human choice in a nation like India, and no government should impose any particular set of religious doctrines or beliefs. All religious beliefs must be tolerated politically as long as they abstain from violence and acts against national interests. The phrase Sarva Dharma Sambhava conveys the sense of humanity, but it also teaches reverence for God's creatures and unity with everyone.[2]


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2031 - 2037

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116341

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