Uttarakhand: Uniform Civil Code (UCC) 2024 Bill

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution/ Government Policies and Interventions   Source: IE, IE  Context: The Uttarakhand government recently introduced the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) 2024 Bill in the Assembly, proposing significant changes in marriage, divorce, and succession laws. This has sparked a renewed debate on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India.   What …

Uniform Civil Code

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution   Source: TH  Context: The push for a Uniform Civil Code is raising concerns about religious rights and personal laws, as the Supreme Court’s inquiry on religious freedom remains unresolved.   What is UCC? Uniform Civil Code refers to the proposition of having a uniform set of civil laws …

Uniform Civil Code:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has yet again taken strong objections to the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), stating that it is unconstitutional, anti-minority and unacceptable to Muslims. It also stressed that the UCC …

The implementation of Article 44 of the Constitution and would promote social harmony, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Critically Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. The implementation of Article 44 of the Constitution and would promote social harmony, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: With the BJP coming to power in several states, many …

Insights into Editorial: Uniform Civil Code debate gains momentum

   About Uniform Civil Code (UCC): UCC is one that would provide for one law for the entire country, applicable to all religious communities in their personal matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption etc. Article 44 of the Constitution lays down that the state shall endeavour to secure a UCC for the citizens throughout …

House panel to review Bill on raising marriage age of women:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and state legislatures- functioning.   House panel Context: Lok Sabha has sent the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which seeks to raise the age of marriage for women to 21 to a standing committee.   Rationale behind the legislation: The age of marriage should be uniformly applicable …

What is a Uniform Civil Code? Do you think the time is right for its introduction? Critically analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. What is a Uniform Civil Code? Do you think the time is right for its introduction? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Government refrained from commenting on a Supreme Court notice issued to it …

Uniform Civil Code

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Uniform Civil Code: Context: Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde recently lauded Goa’s Uniform Civil Code, and encouraged “intellectuals” indulging in “academic talk” to visit the state to learn more about it. UCC in Goa applies in marriage and …

Uniform Civil Code

Topics covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Uniform Civil Code What to study? For Prelims: Constitutional provisions related to Uniform Civil Code. For Mains: UCC- need, concerns, challenges and is it suitable for India? Context: Last week, while hearing a matter relating to properties of a Goan, the Supreme Court described Goa as …

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint?

The Big Picture – Uniform Civil Code: What’s the blueprint? Summary: The debate about this controversial issue has been on this country for decades dating back to even before independence. The need for it has been underlined even in the constitution under Article 44 as a Directive Principle. However, despite periodic debate over it none …