Uniform Civil Code bill passed in Uttarakhand assembly

The CM said will the UCC will give equal rights to all without discriminating in matters like marriage, maintenance, adoption, succession and divorce

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand assembly on Wednesday passed the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill 2024 by voice vote after a debate spanning two days with chief minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, terming it as a “historic moment” in the country.not opposed to it but wanted it to be sent to the select committee first for elaborate discussion. Yashpal Arya, leader of Opposition, said there are many issues and ambiguities, which needs to be discussed first in the select committee of the assembly. Arya and BSP MLA Shahzad moved amendments to the bill, which were not considered by the House.

Dhami said that in the run-up to the 2022 state assembly polls, he had promised that if the BJP came to power, “we will implement UCC in the state. After we came to power, we first constituted a committee for UCC. This is a sacred land of gods, of Ganga and Yamuna, this is the land of soldiers who are serving across the country. So, for everyone living in Uttarakhand irrespective of religion and caste, we decided to bring UCC. And people blessed us. For the first time, BJP won assembly polls for the second consecutive term”.

“This Bill will show a way for all, like Ganga which flows from the state, blesses people across India. Similarly, the Ganga of UCC will benefit all people. This bill will strengthen our age-old slogan of ‘unity in diversity. King Baghirathi had brought Ganga water on this earth..