Uniform Civil Code - Every Indian should know.

  • Uniform civil code is the proposal to replace the personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious community in India with a common set
  • Different religion in India have different laws for marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption and maintenance.
  • Goa has a common family law, thus being the only Indian state to have a uniform civil code.
  • Personal laws were first framed during the British Raj, mainly for Hindu and Muslim citizens.
  • The demand for a uniform civil code was first put forward by women activists in the beginning of the twentieth century.

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