Uniform Civil Code: Dream of Every Indian

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Journal Title: Asian Law & Public Policy Review
Author(s): Dr. Pawan Kumar Saini
Published On: 28/02/2022
Volume: 7
First Page: 10
Last Page: 16
ISSN: 2581-6551
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Dr. Pawan Kumar Saini, Uniform Civil Code: Dream of Every Indian, Volume 7, Asian Law & Public Policy Review, 10-16, Published on 28/02/2022, Available at https://alppr.thelawbrigade.com/article/uniform-civil-code-dream-of-every-indian/


At times, in India the question of relevancy of the Uniform Civil Code has been raised. The demand was made by the opponents to bring all personal law within the reform process. The question of Uniform Civil Code became topic of discussion in 1970 when attempts were made to introduce an Indian Adoption Bill on secular lines. The Judicial pronouncements have brought the question of Uniform Civil Code to the fore. In the light of these developments the questions arise, why Uniform Civil Code is relevant? Is there immediate need of it? Whether incorporation of Uniform Civil Code in Article 44 of Constitution was itself a mistake? Uniform Civil Code has been regarded as an important means to achieve constitutional objectives but, at the same time there have been some genuine and practical problems for its adoption. There has been apprehension, confusion, fear and distrust within the community and between the communities. With the passing of each year the problem to enact a Uniform Civil Code is becoming more difficult in comparison to 1950s. Now, the Indian society is less prepared to sacrifice their vested interests which are necessary condition for adoption of Uniform Civil Code. In order to remove the fear and distrust relating to Uniform Civil Code, there is a great need to educate the people. The right thinking people in general and academics in particular have constitutional duty to educate the public opinion for adopting Uniform Civil Code in India.

Keywords: Uniform Civil Code, Article 44 of Constitution, Hindu Marriage Act, Hindu Succession Act, Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, Hindu Guardianship Act

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