In the past few weeks, the issue of a Uniform Civil Code has returned to public discourse, after the BJP government made a renewed push for it.
India currently has diverse civil laws dealing with matters such as marriage, divorce and inheritance. They vary depending on religions and customs. The UCC aims to replace these with a common legal framework that will apply to all citizens irrespective of religion.
But do we really need a one-size-fits-all approach? How will it work? And how will it reshape India’s legal landscape?