11th Nov 2023 03:06 PM | Contemporary Malayalam Desk
Dehradun: Reportedly, Uttarakhand will become the first state to implement the Uniform Civil Code by next week. The committee headed by former Supreme Court Justice Ranjana Prakash Desia will submit its report to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami within two days.
A special session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly will be held after Diwali. It is reported that the bill will be passed. Common law will be enforced based on religion in matters of marriage, divorce, inheritance and adoption. The report also says that the draft bill calls for a complete ban on polygamy. Live in relationship also has a requirement to register to continue their relationship.
One of the main promises of the BJP in the Uttarakhand assembly elections was to implement a uniform civil code if it came to power. In the first cabinet meeting after coming to power for the second term, Dhami gave permission to form a committee headed by Ranjana Prakash Desai to prepare the draft.
Before preparing the draft, the expert committee collected opinions from 2.33 lakh people, various organizations, institutions and tribal groups. The committee also claimed to have personally met representatives of political parties and leaders from various religions.
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