The formation of a committee to implement Uniform Civil Code in Gujarat has got the green signal of the cabinet. For this, a committee will be constituted under a retired High Court judge like in Uttarakhand to evaluate all the aspects. Giving this information, Union Minister Purushottam Rupala said that the committee will be headed by a retired High Court judge and will have three to four members.
BJP’s big bet before Gujarat assembly elections
Before the Gujarat assembly elections, the BJP has made a big bet. Like Uttarakhand, preparations are being made to bring a Uniform Civil Code in the state. For this purpose the constitution of the committee has been approved. The committee will be headed by a retired judge of the High Court.
What is Uniform Civil Code?
Uniform Civil Code means uniform rules for all citizens. That is, there will be a common law for every citizen living in India, irrespective of religion or caste. On its implementation, the same law will be applicable in marriage, divorce, distribution of land property, which will be mandatory for people of all religions to follow. Uniform civil code included in BJP’s agenda.
The BJP had included a Uniform Civil Code in its manifesto during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well. This is an issue which has always been discussed. BJP believes that gender equality will come only when Uniform Civil Code is implemented.
Many politicians have supported the Uniform Civil Code. He believes that this will bring equality in the country. However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has termed it an unconstitutional and anti-minority move. The Center had earlier this month told the Supreme Court that it cannot direct Parliament to enact or enforce any law on the Uniform Civil Code in the country.