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5) Uniformity in civil law can only be achieved in a piecemeal manner. Comment.(250 words)

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5) Uniformity in civil law can only be achieved in a piecemeal manner. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question:

In Jose Paulo Coutinho v. Maria Luiza Valentina Pereira (2019), the Supreme Court has yet again revived the debate on a uniform civil code (UCC).

Key demand of the question:

Explain the approach to achieve the significant UCC. What methods must be put in place to achieve the same?

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define UCC.

Body:

Explain the concept of UCC.

Uniform civil Code is a proposal to have a generic set of governing laws for every citizen without taking into consideration the religion.

Article 44 of the Constitution says that there should be a Uniform Civil Code. According to this article, “The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”. Since the Directive Principles are only guidelines, it is not mandatory to use them. 

Explain why India needs a UCC.

What should be the approach to achieve the same?

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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