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BJP Governed States of 1867 cite the Portuguese Civil Code of UCC which is the long-replaced law in Portugal – India India News


Once again, the discussion of the Uniform Civil Code is gaining momentum in the country. Uttarakhand also announced the formation of a committee to prepare the UCC. Several BJP-ruled countries support the Uniform Civil Code. The states are talking about enforcing a uniform civil code such as air. However, there are many such things in Goa’s law, which is over 150 years old, that are at odds with today’s law. For example, in this Uniform Civil Code Hindus are granted freedom of polygamy but Muslims are not allowed.

In fact, the Uniform Civil Code means that there must be a common law for all citizens in matters such as divorce, marriage, adoption of children and the division of property. Article 44 of the constitution also expressed the hope that a unified civil code would be needed in the future.

In February, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Damy announced that a unified civil law would be implemented if the party won the elections in the state. After the election victory, it was also announced that a committee would be formed to prepare the Uniform Civil Code of Uttarakhand.

 

Several countries ruled by the BJP called for a unified civil code after the Supreme Court requested the restitution of the centre. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswassarma said on Saturday that the Uniform Civil Code would give women their rights. No woman wants her husband to marry twice. When states are asked about their Uniform Civil Code, they give the example of Goa. The Uniform Civil Code has been in effect in Goa since 1869 and is a Portuguese law. Let’s know what is UCC from by air…



What is the law in Goa?
In 1867, the Portuguese created the Uniform Civil Code and later applied it in their colonies as well. Also in Goa this law was implemented in 1869. Under this law, it is necessary to register the marriage with the civil authority. Under this, if there is a divorce, the woman is also entitled to half of the husband’s property. Apart from this, parents will have to make the owner of at least half of their property for their children, which will also include daughters.

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According to preacher Cleovato Almeida, a former member of the Goa Law Committee, there is no complete uniformity in adoption and marriage. The Portuguese Civil Code is in force in Goa and Daman Diu. According to the agreement, at the time of Goa’s independence, it was said that until this law was replaced by a competing authority, it would remain in force. The situation now is that this law has been removed in Portugal but is applicable in Goa. A new civil code was implemented in Portugal only in 1966.

Polygamy for Hindus
In this Uniform Civil Code, Muslims were not allowed to have polygamy, but Hindus were granted exemption in special circumstances. If a Hindu wife does not give birth to a child until the age of 21 or does not have a son until the age of 30, he can remarry. Asaduddin Owaisi also raised this issue and said that Hindus are also allowed to perform many marriages in Goa.

 

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