Uniform Civil Code

S.Varuni and K.Vignesh
The Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University (School of Excellence in law), India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

Uniform civil code (UCC) is defined under the article – 44 of Directive principles of state policy in the Indian constitution. The Uniform Civil Code in India is to replace the personal laws based on the customs and scriptures of each religious community. It provides equal status of all citizens. A secular democratic republic should have a common civil law and personal laws for its citizens irrespective of their religion, caste, gender. Mostly personal laws of all religions are discriminatory towards women and there should be an upper preferential status for men in matters of succession and inheritance. Uniform Civil Code will bring men and women at par. Uniform Civil Code is to accommodate the aspirations of the young population. Their aspirations are shaped by the principles of equality, humanity, modernity.  Their view on the basic of any religion has to be given a serious consideration.  Before and now- a- day we have been faced and facing a many problems related to religions. All the citizens are equal before the law and with the implementation of Uniform Civil Code all the citizens will share the same set of personal laws.