Maharashtra Cabinet approved the Maharashtra Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill, 2016. The bill provides for the prohibition of social boycott of a person or group of persons including their family members by an individual or a group like Caste Panchayat. Once the bill is approved by the State legislature, Maharashtra will become the first State in the country to enact a law against social boycott.
The maximum punishment for social boycotting will be 7 years in prison or fine up to 5 lakh rupees or both.The maximum punishment for extending aid in relation to the commission of offence will be 3 years or 3 lakh rupees or both.The victim or any member of his family may file a complaint either through the police or directly to the Magistrate. Social Boycott Prohibition Officers will be appointed to detect the commission of offences, to assist the Magistrate and police officers in discharge of their duties under the Act.
Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai. This sprawling metropolis is the seat of the Bollywood film industry.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India.
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Who is the chief minister of Maharastra?
Which city is the Financial Capital of India?
Which India recently approved Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill, 2016?
Source – New Indian Express