Short Notes On Uniform Civil Code (UCC)

Uniform Civil Code (UCC)-
  • It establishes a single law that governs all religious communities in personal concerns like marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, and so on.

  • Article 44 of Part IV (DPSP) of the Indian Constitution states that the state shall endeavor to secure a UCC for citizens throughout India’s territory.

Importance Of UCC

  • It is crucial in addressing the gender inequality brought on by certain religious rules.
  • To fix the legal system’s flaw regarding personal laws.
  • To aid India’s integration.
  • To make sure that every citizen is treated equally.
  • To handle vote-bank politics
  • To encourage secularism.
  • To fulfil the ambitions of today’s youth.
  • To maintain a pace with advancements on a worldwide scale.

Objections To UCC

  • UCC is perceived as a threat to religious freedom.
  • Interference of the state in personal matters
  • India’s diversity creates practical challenges.
  • It violates Article 25 since it tries to maintain the freedom to practice and propagate any religion.

Personal Laws

  • Personal laws (included in the Concurrent List) are rules that apply to a certain group of people based on their religion, caste, faith, or belief and are developed after careful examination of customs and religious scriptures.