Unraveling the Uniform Civil Code: Navigating Misconceptions and Realities

  • Dr. Anju N. Pillai and Rahoof V.K.
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  • Dr. Anju N. Pillai

    Principal at Markaz Law College, Calicut, India

  • Rahoof V.K.

    Research Scholar at National University Of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, India

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In the evolving landscape of India, characterized by its developmental strides and diverse geographical and cultural tapestry, the coexistence of religious-based moral values and lifestyles has been deeply ingrained since time immemorial. Recognizing the imperative to compete globally, it becomes paramount for the nation to balance its cultural richness with the demands of progress. Rather than outright abandonment, a positive reformation of religious-based moral cultures is proposed as a judicious approach, fostering development without severing ties to deeply rooted traditions. In the contemporary era marked by technological advancements and the open doors of globalization, the younger generation is increasingly influenced by Western cultures. Upholding the dreams and ambitions of our freedom fighters, as encapsulated in the constitution, becomes a primary duty. The preservation of these constitutional ideologies is crucial in the face of changing cultural landscapes. At this juncture, a shift towards reformative theories, guided by policies that instill awareness of globally accepted moral values, is advocated. With the recent instances of judicial interventions, such as in Section 377, 498A of IPC, Sabarimala, and Triple Talaq cases, the need for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) emerges as pressing. Proposing a judicious approach, this article delves into the constitutional and judicial steps required for the realization of UCC that not only aligns with the cherished values enshrined in our constitution but also respects the rich cultural tapestry of the nation. In navigating the course towards a UCC, the intent is to strike a harmonious balance between tradition and progress, ensuring a cohesive and inclusive societal framework for generations to come.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 688 - 703

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116774

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