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Uttarakhand people supported Uniform Civil Code by giving BJP mandate: Dhami

By Shefali Kohli -- July 05, 2022 4:31 pm

New Delhi [India], July 5: The expert committee formed to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Uttarakhand met in Delhi.

A five-member committee has been formed by Uttarakhand Government to prepare a draft proposal for the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code(UCC) which will be led by Desai.

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While addressing the media, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday said, "People of Uttarakhand supported UCC by giving us the mandate. We've formed a committee that is seeking public opinion, and consulting stakeholders and will form a draft. We have kept a 6-month period for the procedure, once it concludes we will implement UCC."

The panel meeting was held at Uttarakhand Sadan. The meeting was chaired by a former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retired) and the chairperson of the committee Ranjana Prakash Desai.

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After the meeting, Desai told the media, "This was our first UCC meeting. All committee members attended this meeting. After one week, most probably, a second meeting will be held. July 14 and 15 is the tentative date for the second meeting."

He said that work is being done by preparing a roadmap in that direction when the state will be counted among the best states of the country in the silver jubilee year after 25 years.

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Provision has also been made in the budget to increase financial resources, he added.

-PTC News

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