Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicUniform Civil Code

Topic: Uniform Civil Code

Decision on Uniform Civil Code pending on Law Commission report, Modi govt tells Delhi HC

The response came as a 12-page affidavit submitted by the Union Law Ministry in response to a PIL filed in Delhi HC demanding a direction to the Centre to frame UCC.

Why raising marriage age of women is another step towards BJP’s pet goal of uniform civil code

After triple talaq, Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, could be another step in the Modi government’s strategy to nudge India towards a uniform civil code.

How Ambedkar, Munshi & Krishnaswamy Ayyar argued for Uniform Civil Code at Constituent Assembly

On 23 Nov 1948, Muslim members suggested changing laws ‘connected with religious beliefs & practices’. Counter-argument that a code would promote amity and secularism won the day.

BJP leader files plea in SC seeking uniform code for religious, charitable endowments

The petition contended that Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs should have similar rights to manage, maintain & establish their religious places like Muslims, Parsis and Christians.

Same family laws for all faiths — what’s Uniform Civil Code, and what courts say about it

On 7 July, a Delhi HC judge observed that Uniform Civil Code should not ‘remain a mere hope’. The code finds mention in Constitution & several Supreme Court observations.

Uniform Civil Code ought not to remain a mere hope, India becoming homogenous, says Delhi HC

The HC observed that the need for UCC was reiterated from time to time by the Supreme Court, however, it is unclear as to what steps have been taken in this regard till date.

Marriage, divorce, adoption — the 5 pleas by a BJP leader in SC that seek uniform civil laws

All 5 petitions were filed last year by BJP leader & lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. In all of them, SC has issued notice, asking relevant govt authorities to respond.

Public debate needed on Uniform Civil Code, up to govt to bring bill, says Hosabale of RSS

Expressing concern over slide in public discourse, Dattatreya Hosabale said remarks of fringe elements on social media do not represent the views of any organisation or ideology.

BJP MPs say ‘save India’, urge Modi govt to bring in population control law

BJP MPs Uday Pratap Singh and Nishikant Dubey raised the matter in Parliament Tuesday and Wednesday. Dubey also urged govt to bring a bill for Uniform Civil Code.

Sayed Qadri — Padma Shri awardee who supports Modi govt on UCC but is against CAA-NRC

Padma Shri awardee Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri has been working to ensure a more gender-equal society among Muslims for 50 years now.

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Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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