UTTARAKHAND: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday said that Uttarakhand will set up a special committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code, He also informed that a special drive was on to identify “infiltrators” in the state and that the anti-conversion law in the state will be made stronger.
During a meeting, he said – “We have decided to make a committee on Uniform Civil Code. It will have legal experts and stakeholders. We will implement the draft the committee submits. Uttarakhand is Devbhoomi. We will implement the Uniform Civil Code for which we are making preparations and we want other states to also follow suit,”
Asked about “infiltrators” like “Rohingyas” or those having criminal records settling down in Uttarakhand Dhami said a special drive was on to check this. “We have done surveys and a special drive by the police is also on to identify such elements. Earlier we used to get late information about such things, but not anymore. We are also in the process of making our anti-conversion law stronger,” he said.
Dhami said the committee on Uniform Civil Code will bring in a law that is in the interest of Uttarakhand and one that will ensure there is no demographic change and also safeguard the state’s economic interests.