Uniform Civil Code: Government Seeks Law Commission’s Views
Discussions will be held with various personal law boards on issues like the ‘triple talaq’.
- The government on Friday asked the Law Commission – a recommendatory body – to examine and submit a report on the issue of Uniform Civil Code.
- The Supreme Court had said recently it would prefer a wider debate – in public and in court – before taking a decision on the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, which many complain is abused by Muslim men to arbitrarily divorce their wives.
- Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda had said earlier that consultations will be held with various personal law boards and other stakeholders to evolve a consensus and the process may take some time.
- Implementation of a common civil code was part of the BJP’s election manifesto. But the NDA, when it came to power in 1998 and 1999 and now under Narendra Modi, had kept contentious issues, including the UCC, on the back-burner.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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