The Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha, that the States are empowered to enact personal laws that decide issues such as succession, marriage and divorce, in their endeavour to secure a uniform civil code (UCC).
About Uniform Civil Code (UCC):
Need for such legislation:
In India, Goa is the only state to have implemented the directive principle of the Uniform Civil Code and converted it into a law called the Goa Civil Code or the Goa Family Law. It is the set of civil laws that governs all the Goans irrespective of the religion or the ethnicity to which they belong.
Who can enact laws on the Uniform Civil code?
Are States empowered to take decisions regarding UCC?
Advantages surrounding UCC:
Issues surrounding UCC:
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