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“Uniform Civil Code: The Indispensability and the Absurdity”

A Report on

Debate Competition

“Uniform Civil Code: The Indispensability and the Absurdity”

26thNov, 2020

Organized by: Maharishi law School in coordination with IQAC.

Objective of the Event: Maharishi Law School, in coordination with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), celebrated Constitution Day on the 26th of November, 2020. In commemoration of this significant occasion, a debate on the topic "Uniform Civil Code - The Indispensability or Absurdity" was organized. The event aimed to foster dialogue and critical thinking among students regarding the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in India. Prof. Bhim Sen Singh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, enriching the event with his insights and expertise.
The Constitution Day celebration commenced with a tribute to the architects of the Indian Constitution and a reflection on the principles enshrined in this foundational document. Students and faculty members reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the values of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity embodied in the Constitution.

Following the Constitution Day celebration, the debate on the topic of a Uniform Civil Code commenced. The debate featured participants from Maharishi Law School who presented arguments for and against the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in India. The topic elicited passionate discourse, with participants exploring legal, social, cultural, and constitutional dimensions of the issue.

Key Points of the event:

  • Advocating Indispensability: Some participants argued in favor of a Uniform Civil Code, citing the need for a unified legal framework to promote gender equality, social justice, and national integration. They emphasized the benefits of uniform laws in ensuring legal certainty, coherence, and harmonization.
  • Questioning Absurdity: Conversely, other participants raised concerns about the potential absurdity of imposing a Uniform Civil Code in a diverse and pluralistic society like India. They highlighted the importance of respecting cultural and religious diversity, safeguarding minority rights, and preserving personal laws

Prof. Bhim Sen Singh delivered an enlightening address, offering his perspectives on the debate topic and providing valuable insights into the legal and social implications of a Uniform Civil Code. His thought-provoking remarks encouraged participants to critically examine the complexities of the issue and consider diverse viewpoints.

The Constitution Day celebration and debate on "Uniform Civil Code - The Indispensability or Absurdity," organized by Maharishi Law School in coordination with IQAC, provided an enriching platform for students to engage in meaningful discourse on matters of constitutional significance. The event underscored the importance of upholding the principles of justice, equality, and pluralism enshrined in the Indian Constitution while navigating contemporary legal and social challenges. Maharishi Law School extends gratitude to Prof. Bhim Sen Singh, the participants, and the organizing committee for their contributions to the success of the event.