Bomaby High Court

Implementation of Uniform Civil Code

The Supreme Court had expressed concern over gender discrimination faced by the muslim women in Civil Appeal No. 7217 of 2013 (Prakash and Others Vs Phulvati and Others) and observed that the matter needs consideration by that Court as the issue relates not merely to a policy matter but to fundamental rights of women under articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution and international conventions and covenants. Further, the Hon’ble Court citing a catena of decisions have directed as follows:- 

“a PIL be separately registered and put up before the appropriate Bench as per orders of Hon’ble Chief Justice of India.” 

The Government has received certain representations from various quarters for bringing in a Uniform Civil Code as envisaged under article 44 of the constitution. 

In view of the importance of the subject matter and sensitivity involved, wider consultation with stakeholders would be required for taking further steps in this regard.

This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 


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(Release ID :132657)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Source: Bombay High Court

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