Polygamy ban, live-in relationship declaration in draft Uttarakhand UCC: Sources

According to sources, the draft includes points related to a ban on the practice of polygamy, equal inheritance rights, and mandatory declaration of live-in relationships.
Polygamy ban, live-in relationship declaration in draft Uttarakhand UCC: Sources
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A committee appointed to prepare a draft for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Uttarakhand submitted the document to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday. According to sources, the draft includes points related to a ban on the practice of polygamy, equal inheritance rights, and mandatory declaration of live-in relationships.

The panel headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai submitted the UCC draft to Dhami at a programme organised at Mukhya Sevak Sadan. Security was tightened outside Dhami's official residence ahead of the draft submission.

According to sources, the UCC draft includes:

The marriage age for girls will be 18 years and that for boys will be 21 years

A declaration of live-in relationship will be necessary. This will be like a self-declaration

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After receiving the UCC draft, the state government will approve it in a cabinet meeting on Saturday. The draft is likely to be tabled in the form of a bill in the Assembly on February 6.

Source: India Today

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