UCC: Law Commission receives around 80 lakh responses, no further extension on public views

Agencies, New Delhi
The Law Commission of India on Friday decided not to further extend the time period for submission of
suggestions from the public on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The Law Commission had earlier sought responses of interested individuals, institutions or organisations to furnish their comments on the issue of the Uniform Civil Code till July 28, 2023. Around 80 lakh responses have been received so far and the Law Commission will deliberate on the suggestions received and hold consultations with stakeholders concerned, a member of the Law Commission informed.

Earlier, on July 14, the Law Commission had extended the time period saying, “in view of the overwhelming response from the public on the subject of Uniform Civil Code and numerous requests received from various quarters regarding the extension of time for submitting their comments, the Law Commission has decided to grant an extension of two weeks for the submission of views and suggestions by the concerned stakeholders”.

It was further stated that the Commission values the input of all stakeholders and aims to create an inclusive environment that encourages active engagement. We encourage all interested parties to utilize
this extended timeframe to contribute their valuable ideas and expertise. Earlier, the 22nd Law Commission of India had solicited the views and ideas of the public at large and recognized religious organizations about the Uniform Civil Code.

Initially, the 21st Law Commission of India had examined the subject of the Uniform Civil Code and solicited the views of all the stakeholders through its appeal along with a questionnaire dated 07.10.2016 and further public appeals/notices dated 19.03.2018, 27.03.2018 and 10.4.2018. Pursuant to the same, overwhelming responses were received by the Commission.


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