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Bill on Public Damage Property Act referred to select committee

The controversial on Public Damage Property Act was on the insistence of the opposition members referred to selection committee.
The opposition members argued that many stringent laws are in place and as such there is no need of such a legislation which has not even been passed by the parliament or any state assembly.
According to TheDispatch, as the debate on the bill started, the opposition members virtually silenced the ruling PDP-BJP alliance with strong observations on the apprehensions of the misuse of such a law in quelling the protests and demonstrations in the state.
Parliamentary affairs minister Abdul Raman Veeri agreed to the demand of the opposition and expressed government’s willingness to refer the bill to the select committee of the assembly.
Speaker Assembly on the on the basis of the plea taken by the government announced the referring of the bill to the select committee.


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