Updated January 11th, 2024 at 17:54 IST
Assam to Introduce Uniform Civil Code After Uttarakhand and Gujarat
Chief Minister did not specify the timeline for Assam's implementation of the UCC, he affirmed that Assam is poised to be the third state to adopt it.
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Guwahati: Assam is set to become the third state in the country to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announcing the state's intention after observing the UCC Bills presented in Uttarakhand and Gujarat.
The move comes as Assam simultaneously works on separate bills to prohibit polygamy and child marriage, integral components of the UCC.
Chief Minister Sarma highlighted that Uttarakhand and Gujarat are already in the process of adopting the UCC, and Assam will thoroughly examine both states' bills to create a customized version for Assam. Emphasizing his commitment to the UCC, Sarma expressed that as Assam is addressing issues like polygamy and child marriage, the state will assess additional elements to incorporate into its version of the UCC.
While the Chief Minister did not specify the timeline for Assam's implementation of the UCC, he affirmed that Assam is poised to be the third state to adopt this legal framework. Sarma has consistently advocated for a Uniform Civil Code, promoting the idea of "one nation, one law."
The State of Assam is all set to introduce the much debated Uniform Civil Code in the State. However, this will happen after due study of the UCC Bills tabled in Uttarakhand and Gujarat. Stating this, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that as the State is already bringing separate bulls to ban polygamy and child marriage in the State, which are also part of the UCC, it will be examined as what rest needs to be added in the Assam version of the Uniform Civil Code. "Uttarakhand and Gujarat are bringing UCC. Assam will closely study both the bills and will make one for Assam. Since Assam is already bringing bills against polygamy and child marriage we will examine as what other things needs to be added and will bring the Assam version of the Uniform Civil Code," Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said. When asked if 2024 will be the year, Assam will bring the UCC, the Chief Minister said that he can't say it now, but Assam will be the third State to bring it. The Assam Chief Minister has been a vocal advocate of the Uniform Civil Code and has been openly speaking in favour of a need for one nation one law.
Published January 11th, 2024 at 17:54 IST