Uniform Civil Code (UCC) – UPSC Prelims

Uniform Civil Code:
  • A Uniform Civil Code means that all sections of the society irrespective of their religion shall be treated equally according to a national civil code, which shall be applicable to all uniformly.
  • It covers areas like marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, adoption and succession of property.
  • It is based on the premise that there is no connection between religion and law in modern civilization.
  • The term, ‘Uniform Civil Code’ is explicitly mentioned in Part 4, Article 44 of the Indian Constitution.
  • Article 44 says, “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”
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