Grade(s): Undergraduate classes CADIndia (website link)
Subject(s): Constitutional Law (BCI); Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights (VTU)
Chapter(s): Directive Principles of State Policy
Level of difficulty: Easy
Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a standardized law regulating all aspects of family law/personal law (marriage, divorce, adoption, guardianship and child custody, maintenance, inheritance and succession) applicable to all persons irrespective of religion, faith, caste or any other factors. Some argue that UCC will address the issue of social injustice (especially women’s rights) and can be used as a tool to achieve social and legal reform. Others disagree and believe that UCC will ruin plurality and diversity of religious and customary practices.
This worksheet revisits the constitutional history behind Article 44 of the Constitution of India: ‘The State shall endeavour to secure for citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India’
What were the debates among the framers of the Indian Constitution on the Uniform Civil Code?