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Uttarakhand UCC Bill Highlights: The Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami-led government tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. Get LIVE updates here.

Uttarakhand UCC Bill Highlights: The Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. (PTI)Premium
Uttarakhand UCC Bill Highlights: The Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. (PTI)

Uttarakhand UCC Bill Highlights: The government led by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill (UCC) in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. The Uttarakhand Assembly session proceedings were adjourned till 11 am on Wednesday.

The UCC bill proposes a common law on marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance for all citizens irrespective of their religion in the state, excluding the Scheduled Tribes.

This development occurred during the ongoing four-day special session of the assembly, which commenced on Monday.

The Uttarakhand Cabinet gave its approval to the conclusive draft of the UCC on Sunday. The proposed UCC aims to establish uniform civil laws applicable to all communities within the state.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Union Minister for Law and Justice, stated on Monday that the Uniform Civil Code is currently undergoing the consultation process and is under review by the Law Commission of India.

A draft of the UCC was presented to the Chief Minister by a five-member committee led by retired Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai. The UCC aims to establish a consistent legal framework for marriage, divorce, land, property, and inheritance laws, regardless of religious affiliation. The passage of the UCC Bill fulfills a significant promise made by the BJP during the 2022 Assembly polls.


Check all the Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE updates here on LiveMint.

07 Feb 2024, 06:57:19 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: All you need to know about UCC Bill

The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday tabled in the assembly the Uniform Civil Code bill, the first such move in any state after Independence that could be followed by similar legislation in other BJP-run states.

The hill state’s small tribal community is exempted from the proposed law, which also mandates registration of live-in relationships.

Children born of live-in relationships will be considered legitimate and deserted women will be entitled to maintenance from their partners.

07 Feb 2024, 06:42:14 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Every woman will welcome UCC’, says Meenakshi Lekhi 

Welcoming the introduction of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill in the Uttarakhand Assembly, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi said every woman in the country would welcome it.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) bill in the Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday after which the House was adjourned.

"I welcome it. I think every woman in the country will welcome it. Women of this country do deserve equality and women of this country do deserve justice," Lekhi said addressing a press conference here.

07 Feb 2024, 06:26:26 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Hopefully UCC will happen in Rajasthan too’, says Rajasthan BJP MLA

Expressing his support for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill, which was tabled in the Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday, Rajasthan BJP MLA Gopal Sharma hoped that it would be implemented in the state too soon.

"We too want the same thing that Uttarakhand wants. The beginning of UCC is from 'Devabhoomi' and Rajasthan is the land of courage and valour; we too support the Uniform Civil Code... We welcome it and hope that it will happen in Rajasthan too soon," Sharma said.

07 Feb 2024, 06:06:30 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal says UCC bill 'should be dumped in dustbin'

The All India United Democratic Front President and MP from Assam, Badruddin Ajmal, came down heavily on the Uniform Civil Code Bill that was tabled in the Uttarakhand State Assembly, saying it should be "dumped in the dustbin".

"State Assemblies have to bring something shiny when the government becomes a failure," Ajmal alleged while taking a dig at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma saying, "Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma too does this from time to time. They want to please PM Modi as they want to continue as the CM for some time."

06 Feb 2024, 10:22:39 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: UCC bill brought to distract attention from people's issues, says Opposition leaders 

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: After the Uniform Civil Code was tabled in the Uttarakhand Assembly, several MPs called it an attempt of the BJP government to distract attention from people's issues.

Several Muslim parliamentarians said that the UCC bill tabled in the Uttarakhand Assembly will not work in a diverse country like India and has been brought only to "polarise" society ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

06 Feb 2024, 09:51:22 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Opposition seeks referral of UCC Bill to select committee

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: The Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Yashpal Arya on Tuesday said it would have been better if members were allowed enough time to study the Uniform Civil Code bill. He also suggested that it should be referred to a select committee of the House to examine provisions.

06 Feb 2024, 08:29:34 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: UCC Bill to put complete ban on child marriage

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: The Uniform Civil Code Bill presented by Uttarakhand CM in Assembly on Tuesday, will also impose a complete ban on child marriage and will introduce a uniform process for divorce.

06 Feb 2024, 08:14:38 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Suggestion came from 2.72 lakh people, says Uttarakhand Minister

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: After the presentation of UCC Bill at Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday, state minister Prem Chand Aggarwal said that the UCC Committee held 72 meetings and more than 2.72 lakh people sent their suggestions via email and WhatsApp.

“UCC Committee held 72 meetings. Besides this, suggestions came from 2,72,000 people through email and WhatsApp," said Uttarakhand Minister Prem Chand Aggarwal.

06 Feb 2024, 07:47:35 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Deserted women in live-in will be entitled to maintenance from their partners

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: The Uniform Civil Code Bill, tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday, entitles women deserted by their live-in partners to maintenance. The bill also says that the children born of live-in relationships will be considered legitimate.

06 Feb 2024, 07:24:33 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Three months of penalty on those providing false information of live-in relation

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: According to the UCC bill tabled in the Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday, a person providing false information in his or her statement on a live-in relationship to the Registrar will be fined with a hefty amount and may also be awarded imprisonment of up to three months.

06 Feb 2024, 06:55:56 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: UCC part of the constitutional vision, says BJP

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: With the presentation of UCC Bill in Uttarakhand Assembly, opposition parties are lashing out at the Uttarakhand government for the action. The Bhartiya Janata Party has welcomed the move and said that UCC is part of constitutional vision.

“We welcome it," senior BJP leader and Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi told a press conference at the party headquarters here while replying to a query.

06 Feb 2024, 06:39:10 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: AIMPB disapproves UCC says, ‘Uniformity can’t be brought in every law'

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPB) disapproved of the Uniform Civil Code after the UCC Bill was tabled in the Uttarakhand State Assembly on Tuesday.

Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, Executive Member of AIMPLB expressed his concern over the bill and opined that uniformity cannot be brought in every law.  “If you exempt any community from this UCC, how can it be called a uniform code?," he added.

06 Feb 2024, 05:40:12 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: 'Efforts on to ensure Rajasthan is next..' Rajasthan Minister Kanhaiya Lal on Uttarakhand UCC boll

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Congratulating the Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami for tabling the UCC bill in the assembly, Rajasthan Minister Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary said that people of India have been awaiting the moment for a long time. 

"We are making an effort to ensure that Rajasthan becomes the state after Uttarakhand (to implement the UCC Bill)...CM is in support of this. He has given directions for this, work will be done soon. This will be discussed in the current session and if the time is insufficient, it will be brought in the next session," said Choudhary.

06 Feb 2024, 05:05:40 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: UCC needs to incorporate preservation of customs of all relihions, says SC advocate

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Commenting on the the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code, SC advocate Gyanant Singh said, “UCC needs to incorporate preservation of customs and traditions of all religions and tribals." Meanwhile, UP Haj Committee Chairperson called the implementation of UCC a solution of a lot of problems.

06 Feb 2024, 04:52:44 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Opposition demands referring UCC bill to select committee

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: After the Uniform Civil Code was tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday, the Leader of Opppsition, Yashpal Arya suggested that the bill should be sent to the select committee of the House to examine its provisions.

06 Feb 2024, 04:46:56 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘They want to please PM Modi,’ says AIUDF president

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Commenting on UCC bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly, AIUDF president and MP said, “India is a colourful garden. However beautiful a garden is, if it has just one flower, you will not be able to look at it for long."

"In India, people of all faiths, culture live. That is our beauty...If anything is done against nature, it won't continue for long...State Assemblies have to bring something shiny when the government becomes a failure. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma too does this from time to time...They want to please PM Modi as they want to continue as the CM for some time. This Bill should be dumped in the dustbin," he added.

06 Feb 2024, 04:05:52 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: 'We are not in favour of UCC,' says TMC MP

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Showing his opposition to the UCC, TMC MP Saugata Roy said,"We are not in favour of implementation of UCC. They can implement it in BJP-ruled states, we will not implement it in West Bengal."

06 Feb 2024, 03:09:40 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Uttarakhand Assembly failed on all issues including women safety, they can try this as well…’ Congress MP on UCC bill

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Condemning the BJP government in Uttarakhand, Congress MP Imran Pratapgarhi said that the Uttarakhand government failed on all issues including women's safety and law and order in the state.

“The Uttarakhand government has failed on all issues including women's safety and law and order in the state....The state government can try this as well, but BJP will still lose in Uttarakhand in Lok Sabha elections," he said.

06 Feb 2024, 01:56:31 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Why Uttarakhand govt exempted Adivasis, Dalits from UCC Act,’ says AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam| WATCH

Guwahati: On the UCC bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly, AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam says “I can't understand what is their purpose because if they are going to implement UCC then why the Uttarakhand govt exempted the Adivasis, Dalits from this Act? If Adivasis and Dalits are not included under this law then how is it going to be universalised?... By implementing UCC, they want to deprive them of their rights social rights, legal rights and other religious rights...We oppose the UCC bill…" (ANI)

06 Feb 2024, 01:32:59 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘They(BJP) will keep polarising votes,’ Samajwadi Party leader ST Hasan takes a dig at UCC Bill 2024| WATCH

On Uniform Civil Code Uttarakhand 2024 Bill, Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan says, "If a law is made which is against the tenets of the Quran, then we will not agree with it...Till when will they keep polarising the votes, people are fed up of this now." (ANI)

06 Feb 2024, 01:16:54 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Centre using sensitive state like Uttarakhand for tokenism,’ Opposition slams BJP over Uniform Civil Code bill

As the Uniform Civil Code Uttarakhand 2024 Bill (UCC) was tabled in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday, the opposition parties slammed the government citing that ‘rules of conduct of business’ were completely ignored. Meanwhile, former CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat said ‘Centre using Uttarakhand for tokenism.’ Read here.

06 Feb 2024, 01:00:35 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: 'UCC doesn't mean that it's anti-Muslim,' says Ramdas Athawale| WATCH

"The (UCC) Bill has been tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly today and it will be passed after a debate. Common (Uniform) Civil Code doesn't mean that it is anti-Muslim. It is for strengthening the country's unity. My party supports it, and it should be brought in Parliament too," says Union minister Ramdas Athawale on UCC Bill, which was tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly today. (PTI)

06 Feb 2024, 12:49:49 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘Won't there be disharmony? If..,’ asks former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on UCC Bill 2024

"If the state government brings a law for the ruling class in the name of Uniform Civil Code to intervene in the traditions of another community, won't there be disharmony?'" former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat told PTI on the UCC Bill being tabled in the state Assembly. (PTI)

06 Feb 2024, 12:25:35 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: How uniform is Uniform Civil Code Bill tabled in the Uttarakhand assembly today?

The Uniform Civil Code Uttarakhand 2024 Bill (UCC) was tabled at the state's legislative assembly on Tuesday, which Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami denoted to be a ‘moment of pride’.

On Sunday, the Uttarakhand Cabinet greenlit the final draft of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), advocating uniform civil laws for all communities in the state. Upon assembly approval and the governor's consent, it will become law, fulfilling a key BJP manifesto promise from the 2022 elections. But the question is how uniform is the Uttarakhand's Uniform Civil Code Bill. Read here.

06 Feb 2024, 12:07:07 PM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: ‘BJP hides behind issues like UCC to avoid real issues,’ alleges SP leader Fakrul Hasan Chaand

"BJP hides behind issues like UCC to avoid real issues related to farmers, youth and inflation," SP leader Fakrul Hasan Chaand told PTI.

06 Feb 2024, 11:57:45 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: Congress MLAs stage protest in Uttarakhand assembly against dismissal of Question Hour

Congress MLAs stage protest in Uttarakhand assembly against dismissal of Question Hour, tabling of UCC Bill. (PTI)

Congress MLAs stage protest in Uttarakhand assembly against dismissal of Question Hour. (Photo: PTI)
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Congress MLAs stage protest in Uttarakhand assembly against dismissal of Question Hour. (Photo: PTI)
06 Feb 2024, 11:50:22 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami tables Uniform Civil Code 2024 Bill in Assembly

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pushkar Singh Dhami-led Uttarakhand Government has tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill in the Assembly today, 6 February. The bill was tabled during the ongoing four-day special session of the assembly, which began on Monday. Read the story here.

06 Feb 2024, 11:43:20 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE: 'BJP cancelled Question Hour in assembly because of arrogance,' says Congress MLA Yashpal Arya| WATCH

"The House works as per the Assembly Manual, and today, Question Hour should happen, but after disobeying the laws and the constitutional values, it (Question Hour) has been cancelled. They (BJP) are doing this because of their arrogance and majority," said Congress MLA Yashpal Arya. (ANI)

06 Feb 2024, 11:38:20 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: ‘We won't abide by UCC Bill, if..,’ says Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan| WATCH

We won't abide by it (UCC Bill) if it is against the 'hidayat' (instructions) given to Muslims in the Quran. We don't have any issue if it is as per 'hidayat'," says Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan.

The Uniform Civil Code Bill was introduced in the Uttarakhand Assembly by CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.

06 Feb 2024, 11:36:14 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: House proceedings suspended till 2 PM shortly after introduction of UCC Bill 

Uttarakhand state assembly is suspended till 2 PM shortly after the introduction of the UCC Bill in the house by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, ANI reported.

06 Feb 2024, 11:32:40 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: MLAs raise 'Vande Mataram and Jai Shri Ram' slogans inside State Assembly| WATCH

"Vande Mataram and Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised by MLAs inside the State Assembly after CM Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code Uttarakhand 2024 Bill in the State Assembly, in Dehradun. (ANI)

06 Feb 2024, 11:27:34 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami tables UCC 2024 Bill in state assembly| WATCH

The government led by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tabled the Uniform Civil Code Bill (UCC) in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2024, 11:08:46 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: Uttarakhand Cabinet approves UCC draft report, Bill likely to be tabled in assembly on Feb 6

The Uttarakhand Cabinet approved the report on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) during a cabinet meeting held at the Chief Minister's residence under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, news agency ANI reported. Read here.

06 Feb 2024, 10:55:24 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: Committee received 2,32,961 suggestions through various medium

72 meetings of the committee were called to interact with about 10 thousand people and study about 02 lakh 33 thousand suggestions received. After receiving the report from the committee, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, on behalf of the people of the state and the state government, thanked all the learned members of the committee and hoped that this contribution of the committee members would be a boon not only for the state but for the entire country Will prove to be a milestone.

The Chief Minister said that after studying and examining this report, the government will prepare a draft of the Uniform Civil Code law for the state of Uttarakhand as soon as possible and place the related bill in the special session of the upcoming Legislative Assembly. The government will move rapidly towards implementing this law. (PTI)

06 Feb 2024, 10:29:01 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: Ban on polygamy, child marriage among recommendations of Uttarakhand UCC draft

A complete ban on polygamy and child marriage, a common marriageable age for girls across all faiths and enforcing similar grounds and procedures for divorce are understood to be among the major recommendations of a panel which drafted a Uniform Civil Code for Uttarakhand.

The five-member government-appointed panel, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, Friday submitted the four-volume report running into 749 pages to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who said the draft will be examined, studied and discussed before it is tabled in the assembly on February 6. (PTI)

06 Feb 2024, 10:24:08 AM IST

Uttarakhand UCC Bill LIVE Updates: Uniform Civil Code Bill to be tabled in state assembly today

The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami-led government will table the Uniform Civil Code Bill in the state legislative assembly today, followed by a debate. The final draft of the UCC, which proposes uniform civil laws for all communities in the state, was approved on Sunday.

What are the key features of this bill?

Speaking about the bill, Union Minister for Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Monday that the Uniform Civil Code is in the consultation process and being reviewed by the Law Commission of India.

“This is not just the issue of the Centre; the makers of the Constitution had discussed this even when the Constitution was being made...Right now, this matter is under consideration with the Law Commission of India and is in the consultation process," said Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal. Read the complete story here.

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