Haryana to go Uttar Pradesh way? Government mulling law to make protesters pay for damage to public properties

By: |
Updated: Feb 14, 2021 10:17 AM

Manohar Lal Khattar made the remark after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament House in Delhi, a government release said on Saturday.

Haryana protesters law manohar lal khattarManohar Lal Khattar also discussed various other issues with Home Minister Amit Shah.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state government is considering to enact a strict law to make protesters pay for damage to public properties during their agitations.

Khattar made the remark after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament House in Delhi, a government release said on Saturday.

During the meeting, the chief minister also apprised the home minister of various aspects of the ongoing farmers’ agitation, it said.

Khattar also discussed various other issues with Shah, it added.

Responding later to a reporter’s query over damage caused by rioters to government properties, Khattar said the state government is already considering to enact a strict law to recover losses from protesters.

Haryana ministers J P Dalal and Anil Vij had on February 11 said that they were in favour of law for recovering damages to public and private properties from rioters and protesters in the state.

In Uttar Pradesh, if anyone damages public or private property, it is not only a punishable offence, but recovery is made from the accused person,” Dalal had told reporters here on Thursday.

In August last year, the state assembly in neighbouring UP had passed the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Properties Bill, 2020.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Battle for Bengal: Election Commission removes top cop a day after announcing poll dates
2West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Single-phase poll if BJP voted to power, says Dilip Ghosh
3Delhi Municipal Corporation Election 2021: Voting for by-polls in 5 wards tomorrow; check candidate list, result date and other key details