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Uniform Civil Code will take time, says Law Minister

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New Delhi: Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said he would hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues and legal experts on the possibility of a Uniform Civil Code, adding that it’s not easy and will take time.

“We are deciding to hold discussions with all stake holders on the issue as for over a century personal laws are prevailing in the country, and thus, it is important to have a Uniform Civil Code. However, it’s not easy, we have to consult, deliberate and discuss to come to a decision, where there should be no confusion among various personal boards,” said Gowda.

“At this juncture, the only thing left before us is how to file an affidavit and what things should be incorporated,” he said.

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