Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has confirmed that his government would move ahead with the project of reclaiming damages from the rioters
Bengaluru: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has reiterated that the state government will not accept any sort of anarchy and claims will be made from the rioters.
This recovery will be made as per Uttar Pradesh Public and Private Property Damage Recovery Rules 2020.
He said, "Uttar Pradesh does not accept anarchy. Damage claims will be recovered from those rioters, miscreants who damaged public or private property. Alert and Safe Uttar Pradesh.”
After violent protests and clashes in Uttar Pradesh over the Citizenship Amendment Act which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the state suffered massive damages to property and infrastructure. It is then that the Yogi government decided to reclaim it from the rioters themselves.
It also promulgated an ordinance in this regard, as per which, tribunals could be formed to reclaim damages.
Whatever the tribunals rule, would be final and there is no scope to appeal it in a higher court.
Republic TV adds that in order to claim compensation from the protestors, the appellant would have to file a case within three months of the damage that had taken place. However, the appeal could exempt the accused for 30 days, if the latter comes up with a reason which is valid.
As par of the procedure to reclaim charges, the Yogi government had even put up a hoarding naming and shaming 57 rioters. The poster also contained details about their rioters. Though there were some objections to this move, the Yogi Adityanath government did not budge.
The total amount owed is Rs 1.56 crore.
A note on CAA
The CAA, passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament last December, grants citizenship to non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The only condition they need to fulfil is that they have to be in India hitherto December 31, 2014.
But the Congress and its coterie have resorted to a wilful campaign of spreading lies and misinformation, with a resolve to instigate the innocents against the Modi-led NDA government.
In spite of innumerable clarifications given by the PM and the Union home minister Amit Shah that the CAA doesn’t apply to any Indian citizen, protests continue across the nation.
Last Updated Aug 19, 2020, 4:53 PM IST