Practice of forced donations culture now Criminal offence in Assam: CM Himanta
Practice of forced donations culture now Criminal offence in Assam: CM Himanta

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the CM of Assam, said on Tuesday that the present culture of forcible donation by various groups will now be considered a criminal offence.

According to the CM, Assam's govt has made a major decision to file a bill in the assembly to address the state's forced donation culture, which is practised by numerous parties and organisations. 

For the first time in the state, a bill against forced donations will be submitted in order to apprehend those responsible for money-collecting by force and take appropriate action. He also stated that in order for the state to grow and develop, investors from all over the country must come forward, and in order to create a learning environment for them, the current forceful donation act (chanda culture) practised by groups and the majority of organisations in Assam must be removed.

The Assam government has decided to enact strict laws against such crimes in the state so that the group may no longer collect money under the pretext of a donation. "The Assam government would not accept this sort of culture like forced donations," stated the Chief Minister, adding that businesses earn their living and retain people as employees in their organisations. He also issued a warning to all organisations and groups that the state government will not be passive in such matters.

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