Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly passes a bill to recover property damage from protesters

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  • The Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed the Madhya Pradesh Damage to Public and Private Property Recovery Bill, 2021.
  • The bill provides for the recovery of losses from people and organizations responsible for damaging public and private properties during protests.
  • Madhya Pradesh is the 3rd state to pass such a bill after Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
  • Abetment of the offense will carry the same penalty as the main offense.
  • The bill provides for setting up a tribunal composed of a retired judge and an IAS officer which would look into the claims of property damage during riots or public protests.
  • Application for compensation needs to be made within 30 days of vandalism and the tribunal will have to take a decision within 3 months of the application.
  • Tribunal order can only be challenged before the high court within a period of 90 days after the claim order is passed.

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