The Assam government on Monday sought public opinion on the proposed bill to end the practice of polygamy in the state.
In a notice issued by the Home and Political department, the public has been asked to share their suggestions on the proposed law to ban polygamy in Assam.
“Members of the public are requested to send their suggestions on the proposed law to ban polygamy in Assam,” Chief Minister Sarma wrote on X earlier known as Twitter.
Members of the public are requested to send us their suggestions on the proposed law to ban polygamy in Assam. pic.twitter.com/FpKl0MgYqB
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 21, 2023
Last week, CM Sarma announced that a bill on the subject will be introduced by the BJP government within this financial year. His announcement came after an expert committee, constituted by the state government, recommended that the state legislature is competent to enact a law to ban polygamy.
While CM Sarma is steadfast about introducing the bill in the next assembly session, opposition parties slammed the decision as suggestions on the Uniform Civil Code are still being received by the Law Commission.