Law panel examining uniform civil code

The matter requires in-depth study of the provisions of various personal laws governing different communities

GN Bureau | March 30, 2017


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The government has requested the Law Commission of India to undertake examination of various issues relating to uniform civil code, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
Union minister PP Chaudhary said that said that Article 44 of the Constitution relating to Directive Principles of State Policy provides that State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.
 
In view of the importance of the subject matter and sensitivity involved, and the matter requiring in-depth study of the provisions of various personal laws governing different communities, the government has requested the Law Commission of India to undertake examination of various issues relating to uniform civil code and to make recommendation thereof.
 
The minister added that the issue of triple talaq is challenged before the Supreme Court in the matter of Shayara Bano Vs. Union of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 118 of 2016 and Union of India has filed a counter affidavit stating that the validity of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy needs to be considered in the light of the principles of gender justice and the overriding principle of non-discrimination, dignity and equality enshrined under the Constitution.
 
 

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