What Is Uniform Civil Code?

By Ishika Satwika Singh

6th July, 2023

The Uniform Civil Code is a proposal in India to formulate and implement personal laws of citizens which apply on all citizens equally regardless of their religion, gender and sexual orientation.


“Here’s everything you need to know about the uniform civil code”

“The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) calls for the formulation of one law for India, which would be applicable to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption. This code comes under Article 44”

What Is UCC?

Article 44

UCC is part of Part IV of the Constitution which includes the DPSP. Article 44 in DPSP states that “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”.

“The UCC aims to provide protection to vulnerable sections as envisaged by Ambedkar including women and religious minorities, while also promoting nationalistic fervour through unity“

What Will UCC Do?

Why Is UCC Controversial?

The implementation of the code has been tricky because India is a diverse country with the various religious communities following their own personal laws and there are arguments stating how different communities should have the right to maintain their distinct customs and practices

India, being a diverse country with multiple religions and religious laws, currently has different personal laws for different religious communities.