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Watch | The Proposed Uniform Civil Code and What it Shouldn't Be

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What does the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC) look like?

In popular imagination, the UCC will do away with personal laws. The votaries of the UCC within the Bharatiya Janata Party posit it as a necessary step towards gender equality. This is a thinly veiled reference to personal laws, which have not kept pace with modern times.

While the reform of laws for the cause of gender justice is welcome, the form of the proposed UCC remains a mystery, unaddressed by polemical speakers.

What is required to make our laws gender just? Sarim Naved explores the question.