THE 22nd Law Commission on Friday extended by two weeks the deadline for public comments on Uniform Civil Code (UCC), saying the decision was taken in view of numerous requests “from various quarters” seeking more time.
“In view of the overwhelming response from the public on the subject of Uniform Civil Code and numerous requests received from various quarters regarding an extension in time for submitting their comments, the Law Commission has decided to grant an extension of two weeks for the submission of views and suggestions by concerned stakeholders,” said a Commission statement.
“The Law Commission values the inputs of all stakeholders and aims to create an inclusive environment… We encourage all interested parties to utilise this extended time-frame to contribute their valuable ideas and expertise,” the statement added.
The Commission, headed by former Karnataka HC Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi, had on June 14 invited views from the public on UCC. The deadline for sending the comments was set to end July 14
The Indian Express earlier reported that the Commission is likely to look at a string of amendments in the existing personal laws to harmonise them over the idea of one code that would replace all personal laws. Gender equality and equality before law are said to be the principles that would guide the process.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
The Commission is also likely to issue a detailed questionnaire on specific aspects of UCC and hold public consultations across the country on the issue.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd
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