Uttarakhand To Become First State To Implement Uniform Civil Code?

New Delhi: Uttarakhand may become the first state to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The government plans to hold a special session of the state assembly soon to table the Uniform Civil Code draft, NDTV reported quoting sources. The draft was prepared earlier this year by a committee set up by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. The committee worked with a cross-section of citizens and spoke to more than 2 lakh people and key stakeholders.

UCC refers to a common set of laws that are applicable to all the citizens of India and is not based on religion in dealing with marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption, among other personal matters.

In the draft bill that Uttarakhand will present in the assembly, the government seeks a complete ban on polygamy, sources said. There is a also a provision for live-in couples to register their relationship, the report added.


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