What is the Uniform Civil Code (UCC)
In matters pertaining to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption, the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) calls for the development of a single law for India that would be applicable to all religious communities. According to Article 44 of the Constitution, the state is obligated to work toward the establishment of a uniform civil code for all Indian citizens.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been advocating for the legislation in Parliament, has made the issue a top priority and has been at the center of political narrative and debate for more than a century. The saffron party was the first to promise that if it wins the election for the Lok Sabha in 2019, it would implement the UCC.
Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami addressed the event in Udham Singh Nagar on Friday and said Uttarakhand would soon implement the Uniform Civil Code. The commission has been organized, and the chairman, retired justice Ranjan Prakash Desai, is leading the committee to implement a UCC in Uttarakhand after interacting with all stakeholders and the state people.
He also mentions other states should also think about Uniform Civil Code like Uttarakhand. Fix common laws, and preserve them irrespective of one’s religion. So, We expected all states to enact such a law in their own right. He further added he is receiving many positive reviews and support from the state people to implement the Uniform Civil Code soon.