Law Commission’s efforts to implement Uniform Civil Code sought views from religious organizations


New Delhi: In a major development, the Law Commission of the country on Wednesday invited views of various stakeholders, including common people and recognized religious organizations, regarding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The Law Commission has sought comments within a month in a public notice issued on June 14, which they can send via email or online through a link.

The notice assumes significance as sources say that the Common Civil Code is a major agenda of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2024 general elections and two major steps taken in the second term – the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. This could be joined as the third major step – along with the removal of the currents and the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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Uniform Civil Code refers to the uniform law for personal matters of people such as issues such as marriage, divorce, adoption, and succession. At present, many different types of laws apply to these matters for the followers of different religions. UCC has been envisaged for the purpose of abolishing these personal laws.

The Uniform Civil Code proposes to introduce personal laws that would apply to all citizens equally, irrespective of their religion, gender, caste, etc. The Uniform Civil Code essentially refers to a common set of laws governing personal matters such as marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance, and succession.