Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) 2024 Bill in the State Assembly, in Dehradun on February 6. The ongoing special four-day session of the assembly began on February 5.
“Vande Mataram and Jai Shri Ram” slogans raised by MLAs inside the State Assembly after Dhami tabled the bill.
The House was then adjourned till 2 pm.
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2024
Earlier, Chief Minister Dhami said that it was a moment of pride that Uttarakhand will be the first to move towards implementing the UCC.
Referring to this, CM Dhami posted on X, “With the aim of giving equal rights to the citizens of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, a Uniform Civil Code bill will be introduced in the Assembly today. It is a moment of pride for all the people of the state that we will be known as the first state in the country to move towards implementing UCC”.
"विधानसभा जाने से पूर्व देश के संविधान की मूल प्रति…"
देश के संविधान निर्माताओं की अपेक्षाओं के अनुरूप भारत के संविधान के अनुच्छेद 44 को सार्थकता प्रदान करने की दिशा में आज का दिन देवभूमि उत्तराखण्ड के लिए विशेष है।
देश का संविधान हमें समानता और समरसता के लिए प्रेरित करता है… pic.twitter.com/EfvPjTXN50
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (Modi Ka Parivar) (@pushkardhami) February 6, 2024
On February 4, the Uttarakhand Cabinet approved the final draft of the Common Civil Code, which proposes uniform civil laws for all communities in the State. Union Minister for Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Monday that the Common Civil Code is in the consultation process and being reviewed by the Law Commission of India.
“This is not just the issue of the Centre; the makers of the Constitution had discussed this even when the Constitution was being made…Right now, this matter is under consideration with the Law Commission of India and is in the consultation process. The states can fix it or improve it, and the Government of Goa has already worked on Common Civil Code. The Uttarakhand Government has approved this in the cabinet and as soon as we get a report by the Law Commission, we will inform you…” said Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.
Earlier, a draft of the Common Civil Code was handed over to the Chief Minister by the five-member committee headed by retired Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai. The Common Civil Code will provide a legal framework for uniform marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance laws for all citizens, irrespective of their religion.
The passage of the Common Civil Code Bill will mark the fulfillment of a major promise made by the BJP to the people of the state in the run-up to the 2022 Assembly polls. In March 2022, the Dhami Government decided to constitute a committee to prepare a draft for the Common Civil Code.
(with inputs from ANI)