Uniform Civil Code: Can UCC improvise with an alteration in India

Anannya Gupta and Erum Nihal Azizy
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

India, being a diverse nation, has different religions governed by different personal laws which most of the times leads to injustice to people of different religion. For this reason the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) becomes a necessity that could bring about empowerment of women and uplift their status in the society. This paper is directed to examine the basic essence of the UCC keeping in view of its legal perspective and theories. The paper resolves around the issue of UCC, evaluating its relationship with that of Secularism, analyzing and scrutinizing its necessity and talking about its implementation through a series of suggestions and recommendation. The paper also examines how the judiciary over the years, has dealt with the issue of gender parity in the context of UCC. The researchers utilize writings of various jurists, books, articles, notes, commentaries and other writings to provide better understanding of the said topic. The study relies upon gradual evolution of law (relating to UCC) through series of judicial pronouncements and looks forward to validate the submissions made in the course of research through practical illustrations and multiple case laws.

Keywords: Uniform Civil Code, Personal Laws, Secularism, Judicial Pronouncements, Judiciary.