Uttarakhand's Historic Step Towards a Uniform Civil Code

2024 • 35min • News • National


Published On: February 06, 2024 - Join Sandeep Unnithan, Editor of News9 Plus, on 'The News9 Plus Show' as he delves into the political storm surrounding Uttarakhand's potential implementation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Could Uttarakhand become the first state in post-independent India to adopt the UCC? In this episode, Rashid Alvi from the Indian National Congress and Legal Editor Ashok Bagariya share their insights on the matter. Uttarakhand is on the brink of realizing a long-standing promise from the BJP's manifesto, with Assam and Gujarat also in line for UCC adoption. However, the road to implementation is not without challenges. With the 2024 elections looming, serious legislative business becomes a time-sensitive issue. Explore the key recommendations of the UCC Draft Committee, formed by the Uttarakhand government, addressing contentious issues under Muslim personal law. The committee proposes making practices like halala, iddat, and triple talaq punishable offenses. Additionally, the draft suggests banning polygamy, enforcing registration for live-in relationships, and setting a uniform legal age for marriage across religions. Adoption rights also come under scrutiny, with recommendations aligning with existing laws under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. Don't miss this insightful discussion on the complexities and implications of Uttarakhand's potential journey towards a Uniform Civil Code. Tune in to 'The News9 Plus Show' for a comprehensive analysis with expert opinions from Rashid Alvi and Legal Editor Ashok Bagariya.