THE DISSENT BETWEEN UNIFORM CIVIL CODE (UCC) AND CUSTOMARY LAW: AN OVERVIEW
Keywords:Uniform Civil Code, customary law, women rights, tribal rights, traditional practice
Customary law encompasses the age old traditional practices of the people, indigenous or otherwise. These laws are flexible in nature and often ignite debate and leads to certain disagreement at local, regional or national level. The recent debate and discourse on UCC sparked many of the issues mainly concerning gender. This paper tries to highlight the contradictory position of UCC, customary law and women, tribal rights et cetera. The tribal population of the country are often thrown in the dilemma of functioning with the current issue.
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