No need for uniform civil code now: panel

It said the way forward may not be UCC, but the codification of all personal laws so that prejudices and stereotypes in every one of them would come to light and can be tested on the anvil of fundamental rights of the Constitution. “By codification of different personal laws, one can arrive at certain universal principles that prioritise equity rather than imposition of a Uniform Code, which would discourage many from using the law altogether, given that matters of marriage and divorce can also be settled extra-judicially,” the commission reasoned. Suggested measures It suggested certain measures in marriage and divorce which should be uniformly accepted in the personal laws of all religions.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/no-need-for-uniform-civil-code-now-panel/article24837058.ece

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