Congress seeks UCC exemption from Centre

UDP to submit memorandum, three ADCs oppose Centre's move

Shillong,July 12: Shillong MP Vincent Pala has sought Uniform Civil Code exemption to Meghalaya from the Centre.

He also said since India is a diverse country, the uniform civil code is not acceptable to many communities.


Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Pala said even the BJP is waiting for the draft of the civil code as it is seeking views from different groups.

“I have also written to the prime minister and the law commission to exempt Meghalaya from the purview of Uniform Civil Code considering the sixth schedule areas. We always agree to disagree and India is a Great nation because of diversity and not because of uniformity”, the MP said.

UDP against UCC 

The  UDP is organising an inter-college debate on UCC.

“We stand firm on the fundamental principle of unity in diversity. Following the debate , we will come up with a memorandum”, cabinet minister and UDP leader Paul Lyngdoh said.

According to Paul, all the district councils had passed a resolution against the UCC.

Stand of Councils 

The leaders of  three autonomous councils-KHADC, JHADC & GHADC met in Shillong on Wednesday and opposed the UCC.

They have decided to write to the law commission in this regard on July 14.

They also sought UCC exemption to sixth schedule areas.

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