The Assam Kaziranga University

The Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, announced on Tuesday that the current culture of forcible donation by various organisations will henceforth be deemed a criminal offence.

The chief minister informed that the state government of has made a crucial decision to introduce a bill in the assembly to prohibit numerous groups and organisations in the state from forcing people to donate.

For the first time in the state, a bill to prohibit forced donations will be introduced, with the goal of apprehending and prosecuting those responsible.

“For growth of the state, investors from outside the state have to come forward. And to make a suitable atmosphere for the same, the existing Chanda culture (forceful donation act) run by many organizations, groups and others has to go away. Therefore, we have decided to bring in a stringent law against such organized crimes in the state,” said Chief Minister Sarma.

“Businessmen earn their living and also employ 10 others. This government will not tolerate acts of collecting forceful donations. I want to tell all such groups that the government will not sit back,” the CM added.

Hence, the Assam government has decided to enact strict laws against such crimes in the state so that the organisations can no longer collect money under the pretence of a donation.

The Assam Kaziranga University