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
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.