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Law Commission To Examine Family Laws Of All Religions

Team SoOLEGAL 29 Nov 2017 6:03pm

Law Commission To Examine Family Laws Of All Religions

In a first and in line with its stated position, the BJP-led union government has asked law commission to examine Uniform Civil Code (UCC); Congress had opposed the proposed code.

Law Commission is all set to examine family and personal laws of all religions to ascertain whether a uniform civil code is practicable in a country as diverse as India, people privy to the development, reported in ET.

Based on its outcome, the commission will take a call “if any recommendations are to be made for amending family laws of different religions” to bring them under one umbrella, an official said.

With Supreme Court settling the legal wrangle pertaining triple talaq, Law Commission is focusing on the subject of uniform civil code on a request from the government.

A uniform civil code will mean a set of common personal laws for all citizens. Personal law covers property, marriage and divorce, inheritance and succession.

Currently, there are different personal laws for Hindus and Muslims. Law Commission is also examining “practical difficulties” in its possible implementation, sources said.

One such obstacle is exemptions granted in the Indian Constitution to few areas from application of laws applicable to the remaining parts of the country. For instance, tribal areas in the North East are exempted from certain provisions of civil procedure and criminal procedure codes.  [Source: ET]

Tagged: Law Commission   Law Panel   Family Laws   Personal Laws   Uniform Civil Code   Triple Talaq  
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