State-sanctioned name and shame? Read the Uttar Pradesh government's Ordinance on compensation for damage to property
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State-sanctioned name and shame? Read the Uttar Pradesh government's Ordinance on compensation for damage to property

Aditya AK

In the background of the damage to property caused during the anti-CAA protests held in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government recently passed the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Private and Public Property Ordinance, 2020.

Significantly, the Ordinance provides that once a Claims Tribunal passes an order for recovery of damages, the name, address and photograph of the person found responsible shall be published. Section 19(2) of the Ordinance states:

"As soon as the order of recovery for damage is passed the property of the respondent to be attached and authorities shall be directed to publish the name address along with photograph with a warning for public at large not to purchase property attached."

Section 19(2) of the Ordinance

The Ordinance also provides that such order passed by the Claims Tribunal would be final, and that no appeal would lie against the decision before any court.

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