uniform civil code, the
Law Commission has suggested vital changes in
family and private regulations reminiscent of “no fault” divorce in an irretrievable
breakdown of marriage,
a uniform age of marriage, making adultery ground for divorce in Muslim regulation, and a stricter ban on
runt one marriage.
With UCC plagued by an absence of consensus, the commission has known as for amendments in present family regulations and codification in capabilities of non-public regulation that diagram for gender equality “internal communities” slightly than looking out for the extra contentious parity “between communities”.
Wanting making its supreme recommendation on the grand-awaited UCC, the commission’s 185-page consultation paper sought to strike a balance between freedom of religion and actual to equality, arguing that while females ought to be guaranteed non secular rights, there desires to be no compromise on equality.
‘Adultery ought to be ground for divorce below Muslim regulation’
After reviewing extra than Seventy five,000 responses at some point of its two-year-long deliberations, the commission stated UCC changed into once “neither mandatory nor smooth at this stage” however went on to uncover that social evils love Sati, slavery, devdasi, dowry, triple talaq and runt one marriage occupy taken refuge in non secular customs.
To this discontinue, the commission stated adultery desires to be a ground for divorce below Muslim regulation, ladies and men must composed occupy the an identical age of marriage, nikahnamas must composed ban polygamy, adults of either gender desires to be allowed to adopt children of either sex and children born out of wedlock ought to be given inheritance rights.
The commission stated the single potential ahead changed into once to place vary of non-public regulations even while ensuring they didn’t contradict elementary rights guaranteed below the Consti