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


#uniform civil code   #personal law   #religion  


 
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.
 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Budget: Highlights

Union minister of finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament on Wednesday. The highlights of the Budget are as follows: PART A     Per capita income has more than doubled to Rs 1.97 lakh in around

Budget presents vision for Amrit Kaal: A blueprint for empowered, inclusive economy

Union Budget 2023-24, presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Wednesday, outlined the vision of Amrit Kaal which shall reflect an empowered and inclusive economy.  “We envision a prosperous and inclusive India, in which the fruits of development reach all regions an

Soumya Swaminathan to head M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

Former World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan takes charge as chairperson of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) from February 1.   Founded by her father, the legendary agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan, MSSRF was set up to accelerate the use of m

m-Governance: Key to Digital India

The digital revolution is being led by India. Digital governance is a key component of the government's ambition to transform India into a society where everyone has access to the internet. It includes both M-governance and E-governance, which are major methods for the delivery of services via mobile devic

A sacred offering of the beauty of ‘Saundarya Lahari’ – in English

Saundarya Lahari: Wave of Beauty Translated from the Sanskrit by Mani Rao HarperCollins, 218 pages, Rs 399 ‘Saundarya Lahari’, usually ascribed to Adi Shankaracharya, has a unique status among the religious-spiritual works of Hinduism.

The Boy Who Became the Mahatma

This year, as the nation commemorates the 75th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, Rajesh Talwar, a prolific author who is also a legal advisor to the UN, is all set to release a play for children on non-violence chronicling the life of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘The Boy Who Became the Mahat

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter