Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Soon after the Gujarat government announced to form a committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the poll-bound state, Union Minister Parshottam Rupala said that with the implementation of UCC civil disputes like inheritance will be easy to settle.
Ahead of the state Assembly election to be held later this year, Gujarat on Saturday announced to form a committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state. Announcing the forming of the UCC panel, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi described the decision as “historic”.
“Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Bhupendra Patel has taken a historic decision in the cabinet meeting today – of forming a committee for implementing the Uniform Civil Code in the state,” said Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi.
Rupala while highlighting the need to implement UCC in the state said, “Uniform Civil Code is very important to establish equality among all in the country. UCC will prevent any kind of discrimination based on caste, sex, religion, etc. The laws will be the same for all. After UCC is implemented, it will be easy to settle civil disputes like inheritance, etc. There will be no discrimination between a brother and sister when it comes to inheriting a property”.
According to the Union Minister, there should be one law throughout the country.
“The committee will be headed by a retired high court judge and will have three to four members,” Rupala added.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting.
The committee is likely to be formed under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court Judge or High Court judge.
Speaking about the UCC panel, state Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said, “An important decision has been taken today in state cabinet meeting to form a high-level committee under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court/HC judge to examine the need for a Uniform Civil Code in the state and prepare a draft for this code.”