By Our Staff Reporter
Chamoli/Dehradun, 1 Oct: Members of the State Level Uniform Civil Code Expert Committee, today visited Mana Village of Chamoli district to hear the suggestions and opinion of the villagers in respect of the proposed Unform Civil Code (UCC) in Uttarakhand. The purpose of the visit was to make people aware about the Uniform Civil Code as well as seek their suggestions. It may be recalled that the border village Mana is considered to be the last village of India and is located beyond Badrinath. The team of experts will be travelling across the state including some remote and inaccessible areas in a scheduled manner, to seek public opinion in respect of the proposed UCC. According to retired senior IAS Officer Shatrughna Singh who is a member of the committee, suggestions in particular are being sought by the committee about rules regarding marriages, custody of children, divorce, adoption and inheritance of property. Suggestions of women and young citizens are being included in the report under preparation.
The members of the Uniform Civil Code started the tour programme from the frontier village Mana. Members organised a meeting in Mana village. The team informed the villagers about the Uniform Civil Code and sought their suggestions in general and also suggestions from the women and the youth on matters related to Uniform Civil Code. The women participated in their traditional costumes in the programme.
In this meeting, college students, teachers, women of self-help groups and enlightened people gave their invaluable suggestions. Members Shatrughna Singh, Manu Gaur and Dr Surekha Dangwal participated in the field tour. The members of the committee apprised that from 15 October, 2022, a proposed tour programme has been prepared for the districts of Kumaon division as well. He said that people would be made aware to give their suggestions by visiting the remote areas of the state in Hanol, Purola and Uttarkashi.