Alternative Law Forum National Consultation on Personal Laws and Uniform Civil Code [Bangalore]: 15 December


This one day consultation is aimed at bringing together different progressive voices on the UCC for a public discussion. The idea of this discussion is not coming up with a single solution but to broaden the discussion and understand different perspectives on the Government’s proposal to bring in a UCC.

This consultation will have conversation that include diverse voices from the women’s movement, collectives of women from different communities, activists, researchers and others.


15th December, 2016


10 am – 5 pm


SCM House, Mission Roa, Bangalore



9.30 am – 10.00 am

Introduction and Context Setting

10 am – 10.15 am

Uniform Civil Code, the Constitution and Diversity

10.15am – 11.30am


Kavita Krishnan (National Secretary, All India Progressive Women’s Association)

Sarasu Esther Thomas (Associate Professor, NLSIU)

Saumya Uma (Assistant Professor, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Moderator : Babu Mathew, Professor, National Law School of India University

Tea Break

11.30 am – 11.45 am

People’s Voices and Personal Law

11.45 am – 1.00 pm


Zakia Soman, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan

Vani, Women’s Rights Activist, Saheli

Gowri, Mahila Munnade

Chayanika Shah, Member, LABIA — A Queer Feminist LBT Collective and Forum Against Oppression of Women, Mumbai.

Shahina KK, Journalist and Activist

Moderator: Shakun M, Women’s Rights Activist


1.00 pm – 1.45 pm

Continuation of Panel – People’s Voices and Personal Law

1.45 pm – 3.00 pm

Tea Break

3.00 pm – 3.15p m

Critical review of the Law Commission Questionnaire and response to the same

3.15 pm – 5.00 pm

Dissecting the Questionnaire: NLSIU Students

Responding to the Questionnaire: Open House

Moderator: Madhu Bhushan, Women’s Rights Activist

For further details, click HERE.

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