Pi News –
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday said Uttarakhand will implement UCC in the state by introducing a bill in the upcoming assembly. He said the committee that drafted the UCC bill is expected to submit the draft to the state government on February 2.
Dhami wrote on Twitter: “Our government is always committed to implementing a Uniform Civil Code in the state in line with the vision of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ and the determination and aspirations of the people of the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Uttarakhand ahead of elections.”
According to him, we will introduce a uniform Civil Code in the state by introducing a bill in the upcoming assembly. Dhami said a five-member committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to prepare the draft UCC will submit its draft to the state government on February 2.
On May 27 last year, the state government constituted an expert committee to examine the implementation of the UCC and all relevant laws governing personal civil affairs of people living in Uttarakhand. This was announced at the first cabinet meeting of the newly formed Uttarakhand government. UCC was one of the major election promises of the BJP ahead of the state elections.
A few days ago, citing media sources, it was reported in early February that the Uttarakhand government would convene a one-day special assembly on February 5 to discuss and pass the UCC bill. The Economic Times reported that the Uttarakhand government has convened the assembly session on February 5. On January 25, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami made many suggestions to implement UCC in the state as soon as possible.
He said that the committee formed on UCC has almost completed its work. A little more time was needed to compile it and complete other formalities, so the committee’s term was extended by 15 days.
UCC is a very old agenda of BJP. For decades BJP has been promising the public to implement UCC. This was not possible until now at the national level.
It is expected that after the implementation of the UCC, there will be a change in the way the Muslim community in Uttarakhand is divided. Once it is implemented, religious divorce will be illegal.