Mar 06, 2022
To put it simply, Uniform Civil Code means laws that govern personal issues like Marriage, Divorce, Maintenance (of Divorced wife), Adoption, Succession, Inheritance, Guardianship (Of minors), etc. be common for all citizens of the country irrespective of their religion.
The Uniform Civil Code calls for the formulation of one law for India that would apply to the above-stated parameters.
Article 44 of the Constitution lays down that “The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.” It is one of the Directive Principles of the State Policy.
It becomes extremely important to study this topic during the UPSC exam preparation as questions from this topic can be asked in the Prelims and Mains General Studies Paper-I (Indian Society), General Studies Paper-II (Polity & Governance), and even in Essay papers.
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