India's Home Minister Amit Shah during his Bhopal visit on Friday indicated the implementation of Common Civil Code in all the states of the country. Since then, an atmosphere has started building in Uttar Pradesh as well. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in the Uttar Pradesh government believes that the Common Civil Code should be implemented in Uttar Pradesh as well.
Deputy CM Keshav Prayad Maurya has said that “everyone is demanding Common Civil Code. I Welcome it. Talking to the media in Lucknow, he said that the Uttar Pradesh government is also thinking in this direction. We are in support of this. It is also necessary for the people of Uttar Pradesh and the country”.
The Deputy CM also said that the issue of Common Civil Code is one of the major promises of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Politics is set to heat up on this statement of the Deputy CM. The BJP government in Uttarakhand has started work in this direction. In such a situation, it is clear from the statement of the Deputy CM that work is being started or is going to happen in this direction in UP too.
Everyone should demand and welcome Uniform Civil Code. Uttar Pradesh govt is also thinking in this direction. We're in favour of it and it is necessary for UP and the people of the country. This is also one of the main promises of BJP: UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/ry7SR2QzWR— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) April 23, 2022
The Common Civil Code (UCC) calls for the formulation of one law for India, which would be applicable to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption. The code comes under Article 44 of the Constitution, which lays down that the state shall endeavour to secure a Common Civil Code for the citizens throughout the territory of India.
At present this law is applicable in only one state. This state of the country is Goa. It was implemented only during Portuguese rule. In 1961, the Government of Goa was formed with the Common Civil Code. Uttarakhand has become the second state to initiate action on the Common Civil Code. There the Pushkar Singh Dhami government decided to form a committee for this in the cabinet meeting after taking oath. This committee will prepare a draft to implement the Common Civil Code in the state.