MADHYA PRADESH: After a string of stone-pelting incidents on Hindu procession in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the MP Government will introduce a law against stringently penalizing the stone-pelting which cause heavy damage to life and property.
MP was hit by a series of stone-pelting on Hindu religious processions in Muslim-dominated areas of Indore, Ujjain and Mandsaur. The proposed law will have the provision to punish the convicted persons with strict sentences as well as auction of the property of accused to compensate for the damages. Convicts will now have to pay compensation in case they damage the private property.
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said stone-pelting is a severe crime, which often causes deaths of innocents, damage to the property and disrupts law & order. He called stone-pelters as the enemy of society. Stone-pelting in future will no longer be an ordinary crime. People have the right to protest peacefully, but no one has the freedom to damage public property. CM Chouhan has instructed the officials to draft the laws.