February 18, 2024
Uniform Civil Code Bill to be Presented in Assembly
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Uttarakhand Prepares for Landmark Moment: Uniform Civil Code Bill to be Presented in Assembly

Uttarakhand Prepares for Landmark Moment: Uniform Civil Code Bill to be Presented in Assembly

Uttarakhand Prepares for Landmark Moment: Uniform Civil Code Bill to be Presented in Assembly

In a historic move, the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill is set to be brought for the approval of the Uttarakhand Cabinet, marking a significant legislative step. The UCC drafting committee, led by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, submitted the draft to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, and the Cabinet meeting is anticipated before or during the Assembly session. Once approved, the UCC Bill will be presented in the Assembly on February 6. The proposed UCC aims to establish uniform civil laws applicable to all communities in the state. If implemented, Uttarakhand will become the first Indian state post-independence to adopt the UCC, fulfilling a major BJP promise from the 2022 Assembly polls. The UCC would provide a legal framework for uniform marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance laws for all citizens, regardless of their religion, aligning with the BJP’s vision of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’. The drafting committee, which included retired justice Pramod Kohli, social activist Manu Gaur, former Chief Secretary Shatrughan Singh, and Doon University Vice Chancellor Surekha Dangwal, faced several extensions in preparing the draft. The upcoming legislative developments mark a significant stride towards realizing this key electoral commitment.

Cabinet Approval Anticipated: Uttarakhand Paves the Way for Uniform Civil Code Implementation

As Uttarakhand gears up for the Assembly session, the state’s Cabinet is expected to approve the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill, bringing the proposed legislation one step closer to implementation. The drafting committee, chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, submitted the UCC draft to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The crucial Cabinet meeting is anticipated before or during the Assembly session, scheduled for February 6, where the UCC Bill will be presented. The proposed UCC seeks to establish uniform civil laws applicable to all communities in the state. If approved and implemented, Uttarakhand will become the first Indian state post-independence to adopt the UCC, reflecting a significant political commitment fulfilled by the BJP. The UCC aims to provide a standardized legal framework covering aspects such as marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance for all citizens, irrespective of their religious affiliation. The Cabinet’s approval will mark a landmark moment in Uttarakhand’s legislative history.

Uttarakhand to Enact Uniform Civil Code: Draft Report Gains Cabinet Approval

In a notable development, the Uttarakhand Cabinet is poised to approve the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) draft report, paving the way for the presentation of the UCC Bill in the upcoming Assembly session on February 6. The UCC drafting committee, led by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, submitted the comprehensive draft to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The Cabinet meeting, expected to occur before or during the Assembly session, will mark a crucial step towards the implementation of the UCC in Uttarakhand. The proposed UCC aims to establish uniform civil laws that are applicable to all communities in the state, making Uttarakhand the first Indian state post-independence to adopt such a legal framework. This legislative move aligns with the BJP’s commitment and vision of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’. Once approved, the UCC will cover various aspects, including marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance laws for citizens, irrespective of their religious background. The Cabinet’s endorsement signals a significant stride towards realizing this electoral promise.

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