February 12, 2022 – On Saturday, the Uttarakhand Chief Minister has promised Uniform Civil Code will be implemented in the State, as soon as the new BJP government is formed.
Pushkar S Dhami said, “Implementing Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand at the earliest will boost equal rights for everyone in the state.” He stated to news agency ANI that “as soon as the new BJP government is formed, it will form a committee to prepare a draft of UCC in the state.”
“This UCC will provide for the same laws regarding marriages, divorce, land-property, and inheritance for all people, irrespective of their faith,” he said.
“Implementing Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand at the earliest will boost equal rights for everyone in the state. It’ll enhance social harmony, boost gender justice, strengthen women empowerment&help protect the extraordinary cultural-spiritual identity & environment of the state,” the ANI tweeted the CM’s statement.
“The ambit of the committee will cover issues related to marriage, divorce, landed property, and succession. It will be a significant step towards fulfilling the dreams of India’s Constitution makers and will realize the spirit of the Constitution. It will also be an effective step towards Article 44 of the Indian Constitution which presents the concept of equitable law for all citizens of society regardless of their religion,” the CM said.
“The Uniform Civil Code has been BJP’s poll promise for the last few elections. The Supreme Court has also stated the need for a Uniform Civil Code for the nation,” Mr. Dhami said
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