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Drafting of law to curb stone-pelting in final stage: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The new Madhya Pradesh law will have a provision for auctioning the assets of stone pelters to repay for any damage caused to public property or an individual

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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses during a public rally in Morena.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses during a public rally in Morena.

Asserting that it is 'raj dharma' to take action against criminals, Chief Minister on Thursday said that the law is being drafted to take action against stone-pelters.

"It is 'raj dharma' to take action against criminals. Stone pelting is not an ordinary violation of law and order that is why it requires an extraordinary law. The draft is in its final stage and the law is being made," Chouhan told reporters when asked about his reported remark for bringing a strict law to curb stone-pelting.

Reportedly, the new law will have a provision for auctioning the assets of stone pelters to repay for any damage caused to public property or an individual.

The law is being formualted in the wake of a recent incident of stone-pelting, after which more than 24 people were arrested in Gautampura area of Indore on December 29, 2020.

A public awareness rally was reportedly organised from Dharmat to Chandkhedi, Kanwasa, Sunala back to Rudrakhya via Khadotya in connection with the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya where an incident of stone-pelting occurred after some people opposed the rally.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, February 12 2021. 06:50 IST
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