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5-Member Committee Set Up To Implement Uniform Civil Code In Uttarakhand

Lawstreet Journal 28 May 2022 7:40pm

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The Uttarakhand government on Friday said a drafting committee had been formed to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the hill state. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said the five-member committee will be headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Ranjana Desai, who currently heads the Delimitation Commission of India.

Other members of the committee include Retired Delhi High Court Judge Pramod Kohli, Ex-Chief Secretary of the State and 1983-batch IAS officer Shatrughan Singh, Doon University Vice Chancellor Surekha Dangwa, and Manu Gaur, another Former Chief Secretary.

"We have taken the decision to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. Uttarakhand will be the second state after Goa to implement this," Dhami stated.

"We will bring the UCC for the people… it would be effective for every citizen irrespective of their religion," Dhami said while addressing a gathering in Champawat assembly where a by-election is due next Tuesday (May 31).

UCC essentially refers to a common set of laws governing personal matters such as marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance and succession for all citizens, irrespective of religion. Currently, different laws regulate these aspects for adherents of different religions and a UCC is meant to do away with these personal laws.

Goa is the only state in India that has a uniform civil code regardless of religion, gender or caste. It has been following the Portuguese Civil Code 1867, which is also called Uniform Civil Code.

After its liberation from Portuguese rule, the UCC survived through Section 5(1) of the Goa, Daman and Diu Administration… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Uniform Civil Code   Uttarakhand Government   Pushkar Singh Dhami   Judge Ranjana Desai   Judge Pramod Kohli   Champawat Assembly   Portuguese Civil Code 1867   Jai Ram Thakur   Ashwini Upadhyay   Section 5(1)   Administration Act 1962  
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