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Supreme Court weighs in on Civil Code: Founding fathers wanted, no bid so far


The court said that “though Hindu laws were codified in the year 1956, there has been no attempt to frame a Uniform Civil Code applicable to all citizens of the country despite exhortations of this Court” in the Shah Bano case and other cases.

The court was hearing a plea regarding the properties of a Goan in Bombay. He passed away in August 1967.

Underscoring that the founders of the Constitution had “hoped and expected” a Uniform Civil Code, the Supreme Court Friday said there has been no attempt at framing the same despite the “exhortations of this court”.

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