We have decided to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. The state cabinet unanimously approved that a committee (of experts) will be constituted at the earliest and it will be implemented in the state, said Uttrakhand CM.
Dehradun: Newly elected Uttrakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday announced to form a committee of experts on the implementation of Uniform Civil Code in the state. The announcement to this effect was made after first meeting of new cabinet in Dehradun. Uttrakhand will be the first state in the country which is going to implemented Uniform Code.
Addressing the media after his first state cabinet meeting, Dhami, after attending first cabinet meeting, said, “We have decided to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. The state cabinet unanimously approved that a committee (of experts) will be constituted at the earliest and it will be implemented in the state.”
On the last day of campaigning of recently concluded state assembly elections, the Uttrakhand CM had promised that if retained power in legislative assembly, the BJP government will form a high-powered committee consisting of legal experts, senior citizens and intellectuals to draft Uniform Civil Code. It was the very first meeting of the cabinet when announcement to form committee for this purpose.
Uniform law would be applicable to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance of property, adoption and such others as it is mentioned in Part 4, Article 44 of the Indian Constitution which says “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”