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Legal Literacy

Legal Literacy

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Published by: Vikash Kumar on Aug 01, 2010
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In the Independent India the issue of personal law was debated in the Constituent Assembly in the context of

maintaining balance between rights of individual and demands of recognition of various communities. It

became necessary in plural society that India is to assure the minorities of their right to cultural identity and the

continuance of the personal law was a marker of this assurance. However this was opposed by liberals like

M.R.Masani, Hansa Mehta, Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, K.M. Munshi, Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyer etc. The

Constitution recognizes the right of different religious communities to have their personal law as flowing from

the freedom of religion.

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