Uniform Civil Code

Kashmir UCC seminar sparks political firestorm

Recently a seminar in Kashmir University titled “Navigating Legal Frontiers: Understanding Indian Penal Code 2023 & the Quest for Uniform Civil Code” was cancelled because of politics by the separatists in the valley. It was being organized by an association of lawyers- Kashmir Jurists- in the valley which sought administrative support from the Indian Army. […]

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 […]

Uttarakhand becomes first state to legislate on live-ins

It’s the state which is responsible for the popularity of live-in amongst the youth rather than the influence of the West.

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. […]

UCC revolution: India’s call for equality ignites change

The UCC is a comprehensive reform that recognizes the changing dynamics of society and aims to establish a legal framework in line with contemporary values.

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.

WATCH | UCC: Kerala’s Muslim women demand amendments in personal law, common succession rules

Thousands of Muslim women in Kerala have been fighting for amendment to the Muslim Personal Law, which, they say, discriminates against women in matters of inheritance. They argue that the personal law is outdated and arbitrary, and demand for a common code. The New Indian special correspondent Vivek Narayanan travels to different parts of Kerala to […]

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