Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami: Will Table UCC Bill In Assembly, Committee To Submit Draft On Feb 2

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami: Will Table UCC Bill In Assembly, Committee To Submit Draft On Feb 2

The Uttarakhand Chief Minister further said that after receiving the report on February 2, it will be brought to the Cabinet and after that, action will be taken in the state assembly to enact the Uniform Civil Code Act

ANIUpdated: Monday, January 29, 2024, 02:10 PM IST
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Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami | X@pushkardhami

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Committee has completed its work and its report will be delivered on February 2. CM Dhami, speaking to ANI about the implementation of UCC in the state of Uttarakhand, said, "While making a promise to the people of the state in the 2022 assembly elections, we constituted the UCC Committee, taking a pledge to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. The committee has completed its work and on February 2, it will submit its report to us."

The Uttarakhand Chief Minister further said that after receiving the report on February 2, it will be brought to the Cabinet and after that, action will be taken in the state assembly to enact the Uniform Civil Code Act.

UCC panel constituted on May 27, 2022

Uttarakhand had constituted a panel on Uniform Civil Code under Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai on May 27, 2022. The UCC was promised to the people of the state in the run-up to the 2022 assembly polls in Uttarakhand. Article 44 of the Constitution of India says that the state shall endeavour to secure a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) throughout the territory of India. The UCC proposes a common set of laws dealing with marriage, inheritance, adoption, and other matters.

The UCC, which had been a hot topic that had polarised opinions over the last four years, hit the forefront in June last year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong case for the implementation of uniform legislation in an address in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal.

PM Modi said nation can't run on two laws

PM Modi said the country cannot run on two laws and that the Uniform Civil Code was in keeping with the founding principles and ideals of the Constitution. "Today, people are being instigated in the name of UCC. How can the country run on two (laws)? The Constitution also talks of equal rights...Supreme Court has also asked to implement the UCC. These (opposition) people are playing vote bank politics," PM Modi had said in Bhopal.

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