Uniform Civil Code for Gender Justice

Medha Sarin 
G.D Goenka University, Gurgaon, India

Volume III, Issue II, 2020

The present paper is aimed at explaining the concept of “Uniform Civil Code towards Gender Justice”. A civil code may be a set of laws which governs the rights concerning to property also as in personal matters like divorce, marriage, adoption, inheritance etc. Article 44 of the Indian Constitution mandates implementation of uniform civil laws for personal laws. While the enactment of this civil code is restricted by virtue of it being a non-binding Directive Principle of State Policy and the jealous resistance of critics who cite the compromise of religious identities of minorities. This leads to overlooking objectivity and pragmatism during fervent deliberations on the code. The main issue of securing justice and equality to women is getting confined in many other recent issues like religion, secularism and freedom. However, gender issues in this respect required to be addressed more seriously. Though the Indian Judiciary has also done a lot but it is ground reality that there are some restriction on judiciary and it can’t take over the functions of other organs of the state.

This paper is an attempt to co-relate the question of gender justice and equality to the issue of the adoption of uniform civil code, its need and relevance for enactment throughout the territory of India.

Keywords: Justice, Equality, Secularism


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