Self-regulated media with no regulations

If there’s a profession where quality has completely gone out of it, then it is media. It calls itself the fourth pillar of democracy but works within self-regulated guidelines. Its power can be realized from the fact there’s no Act to govern how it works similar to the Advocates Act, of 1961 which is an […]

SP MP asserts Muslims will adhere to Shariat amid Himanta’s law repeal move

NEW DELHI: In response to the Assam government’s decision to abolish the Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, Samajwadi Party (SP) MP ST Hasan stated on Saturday that Muslims will adhere solely to the teachings of Shariat and the Quran. “There is no need to highlight this so much. Muslims will follow Shariat and […]

Assam CM Sarma announces plans for strong polygamy legislation, UCC

The New Indian visited remote areas of Assam to gauge public opinion on polygamy. Women from Nagaon and Morigaon districts raised concerns about triple talaq.

UCC guarantees equal rights in marriage and divorce, bans polygamy

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand’s draft Uniform Civil Code (UCC) has set forth a comprehensive framework proposing equal rights for men and women in various facets of familial and marital affairs. The draft, which is currently under consideration, aims to standardise personal laws across communities while introducing significant reforms in marriage, divorce, alimony, and ancestral property rights. […]

Uttarakhand Civil Code: Key highlights of live-in relationships and divorce grounds

NEW DELHI:Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami made a significant move on Tuesday by presenting the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill in the state assembly. This Bill aims at standardising laws concerning marriage, divorce, and inheritance across different religious communities, promoting uniformity. Among its provisions, the Bill proposes the prohibition of practices like polygamy and […]

Embracing the UCC in India: A step towards societal progress

In a rapidly changing world, it is imperative that societies evolve in sync with the times. India, a nation known for its diversity, faces a pivotal question regarding personal laws that govern its citizens. The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is an idea that has sparked intense debate, with proponents and opponents fiercely defending their positions. […]

Restore chapters on India under Nehru, Mughal courts & 2002 riots: Kerala directs schools

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The communist government of Kerala has directed all state-run schools to restore chapters on the 2002 Gujarat riots, assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Mughal justice delivery system and former Prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru’s contribution in India in the Class 12 text books. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) had dropped the […]

Left govt to move anti-UCC resolution in Kerala Assembly

CM Vijayan has repeatedly asserted that the BJP's "electoral agenda" is driving the UCC discourse and has called on the Centre to abandon its imposition.

CPM opposes UCC as ‘discriminatory’, calls for inclusive dialogue

KOZHIKODE: In a move to consolidate Muslim votes and garner more support against the BJP in Kerala, CPI (M) general secretary Sitharam Yechury has said that the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a tool create communal divide in the country ahead of the 2024 parliamentary elections. While addressing a party seminar against the proposal […]

Why UCC drafting committee should collaborate with Saudi Arabia

Experts drafting UCC could collaborate with Saudi authorities documenting Hadith so that the UCC debate is not lost in the binary of Hindu-Muslim politics