New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected the petitions against the Uniform Civil Code. The court rejected the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which questioned taking the necessary steps to implement the Uniform Civil Code and the formation of committees in states like Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
The action of the bench presided by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud is under the observation that states also have the power to make laws. It cannot be said that there is any legal error in the move of the state governments by forming the committee. Therefore, the court stated that it cannot be prevented.
The BJP had promised the people to implement the Uniform Civil Code, long ago. The announcement was made for the first time during the Gujarat and Uttarakhand assembly election campaign. As part of this, both the state governments have constituted a committee to study the Uniform Civil Code. It was said in the PIL that this is wrong and should be stopped. But the observation of the Supreme Court was that the Committee was formed on the basis of the permission under Article 162 of the Constitution and it is legally valid.