Uttar Pradesh passes ordinance to recover damages to the property during protests, strikes

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News:’Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020′ has been passed by the Uttar Pradesh governor

Facts:

  • With the ordinance, a person participating in a protest, political rally, strike, or shutdown has to give compensation in case of damage to public or private property caused by him or her. 
  • It also provides for the setting up of a claim tribunal. The tribunal will have rights to attach the property of the accused.