Ban polygamy, exempt Tribals, fix marriage age: Uttarakhand UCC draft

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Polity

Topic: Directive Principles of State Policy

Issue: UCC in States.

Context: The five-member committee headed by retired Supreme Court Judge submitted The Uttarakhand UCC draft.

The key aspects of the report:

  • Uttarakhand UCC draft exempts tribals, and prioritizes women’s equality.
  • Bans polygamy, and fixes uniform marriage age across religions.
  • Halala, iddat, triple talaq to be punishable offenses.
  • Adoption rights to be uniform under the Juvenile Justice Act.
  • Mandatory registration for live-in relationships is recommended.
  • Expected to serve as a model for other states.


·         The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a proposed set of laws aimed at providing a single, uniform legal framework governing personal matters such as                 marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption for all citizens of India, irrespective of their religious affiliations.·          Currently, India operates under a complex system where different religious communities adhere to their specific laws.
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 Indian Constitution lays down the directive that the state shall endeavour to secure a UCC for all citizens throughout the territory of India.

This article is part of the Directive Principles of State Policy, which serve as guiding principles for governance but are not legally enforceable by courts

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