Uttarakhand: People suggest live-in relationship registration

4 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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A member of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) committee today stated that individuals are expressing their opinions on the topic by making proposals.

A member of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) committee today stated that individuals are expressing their opinions on the topic by making proposals.

“When the committee went to the public to know their position on the UCC, people stated their opinions on restricting family size, emphasising on gender equality,” stated UCC member. He added that the people have also advocated raising the legal age of marriage for women to 21.

The committee has been advised to register live-in couples and grant daughters equal rights to family estates, he continued.

But the state government’s UCC committee hasn’t yet provided the Uttarakhand government with its advice. According to the UCC member, they are currently researching the public’s viewpoints.

He went on to say, “The text of UCC proposals will only be provided to the government after considering people’s views.”

According to sources, Uttarakhand government has added six months to the mandate of its uniform civil code committee, which is led by Justice (retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai, a former judge of the Supreme Court.

A committee has been established to look into measures to adopt the uniform civil code (UCC).

The committee may deliver its findings to the government by May 27, 2023.

Over 30 locations have been visited by the panel thus far to collect comments from the public, and the committee has already received over 2.25 lakh proposals.

Earlier, on May 27 of this year state of Uttarakhand’s administration declared its intent to adopt the Uniform Civil Code.