The third meeting for implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand was held under retired Judge

An expert committee had been formed to introduce and implement the Uniform Civil code in Uttarakhand earlier in July.

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The expert committee today had concluded the third meeting concerning the implementation of the bill in New Delhi in the Uttarakhand Sadan.

In an interview in July, the state’s chief minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami had said “People of Uttarakhand supported UCC by giving us the mandate. We’ve formed a committee that is seeking public opinion, and consulting stakeholders and will form a draft. We have kept a 6-month period for the procedure, once it concludes we will implement UCC.”

The state government had set up a committee that constituted 5 members which are being led by former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai.

The second meeting for implementation of UCC was held on 14th -15th July and today (2nd August) the third meeting concluded.

Dhami also reiterated how the people of Uttarakhand support UCC as they re-elected BJP to power in the state.

Along with Uttarakhand, Goa has expressed its intention to implement UCC.  A Parliamentary Committee chaired by BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi visited Goa in June and reviewed its uniform civil code.

Some of its members feel that there are some unusual and outdated provisions related to matrimony in it as per sources on 31st July.

Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant citing the positives of Goa’s UCC said that Goa could emerge as a model for implementing UCC countrywide.