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UCC (Impediments For The Formulation Of UCC) & Idea Of Optional UCC




Ankita Virendranath Yadav, Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law

ABSTRACT

This comprehensive document provides a detailed overview of the concept and history of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India, highlighting its significance in personal matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption. It delves into the historical context, notable cases, and the need for a UCC in ensuring equal treatment, national integration, gender justice, and religious neutrality. The paper also outlines the impediments and challenges faced in formulating a UCC, including religious and cultural diversity, political opposition, legal complexity, public opinion, lack of consensus, international agreements, historical precedence, and gender equality. Additionally, it proposes the idea of an optional UCC as a balanced approach to respect individual choice while advancing principles of equality and justice. The document concludes with a call for informed public discourse and consensus- building for the realization of a comprehensive and inclusive Uniform Civil Code in India.

Keywords: Uniform Civil Code, personal laws, religious diversity, political opposition, legal complexity, public opinion, lack of consensus, international agreements, gender equality, constitutional challenges, historical precedence, optional UCC, India.


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Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878

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