• Diva Jain,  Research co-ordinator

    Cracking the Code: why we need a UCC?

    No discussion on the original vision for the Indian state can be addressed without grasping the key principle of secularism and understanding the context in which the civil code was designed. Looking back seven decades to the constitutional moment, the constituent assembly was confronted with a vital question in an already deeply divided society; one that asked how an equilibrium could be reached between establishing legal uniformity whilst accounting for different religious practices. To prevent the debate around the civil code from becoming an inhibition to forming the Republic, the decision was postponed to a time in the future when the institutions and establishments of a potentially more united India…