Itanagar, Mar 3 : Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed ‘The Arunachal Pradesh Properties (Prevention of Damage and Loss) Bill, 2020’ by voice vote following a discussion. Significantly, Members from all political parties including Opposition Congress supported the Bill, which envisages to provide for prevention of damage to property and for the matters connected therewith. Responding to members observations and suggestions, state Home Minister Bamang Felix said, “This Bill is a skeleton, in later part when the Governor’s assent comes then certain rules will be incorporated.” He categorically said that the Bill will neither stop anybody in forming union or association nor prevent from launching any democratic agitation.
“This proposed legislation is a way forward in transformation of egalitarian society.We are not preventing anybody from calling bandh but one must know that after the bandh call related property damage , the effect of this legislation will be seen,” Felix said. The Minister said this law will fix responsibility, and all those who tries to mobilise in wrong direction , destruction , damaging should know that later part will face this law.
“After the Governor gives his assent, then officials from the Home Department will go for IEC (Information, Education and Communication) campaign to make people aware about the legislation. After knowing that if anyone does something wrong, then has to face this act,” Felix said. The Minister expressed hope that this law will bring back the lost glory of the state.(UNI)