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
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
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.