Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami-led authorities on Friday introduced a drafting committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) within the state, ANI reported. When applied, Uttarakhand will grow to be the second Indian state, after Goa, to have a Uniform Civil Code, a authorized reform that has been on the receiving finish of controversy and criticism. The committee has been fashioned shortly after the chief minister declared that the hill state can be implementing the Uniform Civil Code. Talking to ANI, CM Dhami mentioned, “Before elections, we had taken an oath to implement a Uniform Civil Code. During our first meeting after the elections, we passed it with everyone`s consensus. Committee will prepare a draft soon and we will implement it immediately.”
The Uttarakhand UCC committee
The committee, constituted by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is headed by retired Supreme Courtroom choose Ranjana Desai and retired Delhi Excessive Courtroom choose Pramod Kohli with ex-state chief secretaries Shatrughan Singh, Manu Gaud, and Surekha Dangwal as members.
Earlier right now, Dhami confirmed the state authorities has taken a call to implement the UCC within the state.”We have taken a decision to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. We will bring UCC for the people irrespective of them being from any religion and section of the society,” Dhami assured throughout his tackle in Champawat.
Different states within the pipeline
Earlier on Could 2, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur additionally introduced that the UCC can be introduced into the state quickly. A debate is happening over the UCC in a number of states of the nation.
Just lately Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma additionally backed it by saying that the UCC must be applied within the better curiosity of Muslim girls in any other case polygamy would proceed.
In the meantime, the All India Muslim Private Legislation Board (AIMPLB) termed it `an unconstitutional and anti-minorities transfer`, and known as the rhetoric for bringing the regulation an try by Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Central governments to divert the eye from the issues of inflation, financial system, and rising unemployment.
Notably, in Bharatiya Janata Occasion`s 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, BJP promised the implementation of UCC.
(With ANI inputs)