Need for Uniform Civil Code in India: A human rights perspective

Need for Uniform Civil Code in India: A human rights perspective

The debate surrounding personal religious law and the need for a uniform civil code constitutes a key concern in the concept of secularism and religious freedom in India. Though the substantive laws of crime, commerce, economy etc are now governed by secular law based on the principles of ‘justice, equity […]

 

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