Dehradun (Uttarakhand), December 4
A member of the committee of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) on Sunday informed that people are expressing their views on the subject by putting forth their suggestions on the matter.
On the condition of anonymity, a UCC member told ANI: “When the committee went to the people to know their opinion on the UCC, people expressed their views on limiting family size, focusing on gender equality.” He further said that the people also suggested increasing the marriageable age of females to 21 years.
Equal rights for the daughters in ancestral properties, and registration of live-in relationships have been suggested to the committee,” he added.
However, the UCC committee formed by the state government has not yet given its recommendation to the Uttarakhand government. The UCC member said that they are still studying the people’s opinions.
“Only after considering the people’s opinion the draft of UCC recommendations will be sent to the government,” he said further.
The Uttarakhand government has extended the tenure of its Uniform Civil Code Committee– headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai– by six months, the officials said on December 2.
The Committee has been formed to examine ways for the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).The committee can submit its report to the government by May 27, 2023.The panel has so far visited more than 30 places to gather suggestions from people and the committee has received over 2.25 lakh suggestions so far.