Assam CM hints at new law against forceful donation
Assam may soon get a law prohibiting the forceful collection of donations. In a significant statement, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government is mulling bringing
Assam may soon get a law prohibiting the forceful collection of donations. In a significant statement, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government is mulling bringing in a law that would penalise anybody who indulges in forceful collection of donations, which would amount to illegal extortion.
CM Sarma said that entrepreneurs and businessmen earn money through hard work, and the government must ensure that certain elements in society do not exploit them in the name of collecting donations for various reasons.
The Chief Minister further said that businessmen earn their livelihood and also keep people as employees in their organisations, adding, “The Assam government will not tolerate this type of culture like force donations.” He also warned all organisations and groups that the state government would not sit back in such matters of the state.
Notably, in the year 2021, Assam police detained around 500 land brokers while conducting aids in various regions of the state. By that time, the police had detained over 250 people who were illegally filing FIRs.
First Published: 2nd February, 2022 13:36 IST
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