New law commission to consider issue of Uniform Civil Code, Justice Minister replies to BJP MP

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Last year, Nishikant Dubey raised the issue of a uniform civil code during zero hour in the Lok Sabha

Last year, Nishikant Dubey raised the issue of a uniform civil code during zero hour in the Lok Sabha

The new Law Commission may take up the issue of the Uniform Civil Code, Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, BJP member Nishikant Dubey informed in a letter.

During the winter session of Parliament last year, on December 1, Mr Dubey raised the issue of a uniform civil code during zero hour in the Lok Sabha.

Responding to the question, Mr. Rijiju in a letter, said the matter required careful study of the provisions of various personal laws governing different communities and in view of the sensitivity of the subject, the matter was referred to the 21st Law Commission. .

“However, the term of the 21st Law Commission ended on 31.08.2018. The case could be taken up by the 22nd Law Commission of India,” the justice minister said in his letter.

Mr. Rijiju also said that Article 44 of the Constitution provides that the State shall endeavor to provide citizens with a uniform civil code throughout India.

In December 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing an event marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa, had hailed the Common Civil Code of Goa.

The issue of the Uniform Civil Code, to replace the various personal laws governing different religious communities, has been one of the main political goals of the ruling BJP and featured in the party’s manifesto in 2019.

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