RS: Kharge calls for law against ‘blind faith’

New Delhi, July 3 (UNI) Taking a serious note of the Hathras stampede incident that claimed 121 lives, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday urged the Government to enact a law against ‘blind faith’ and also for the safety of people who are part of large gatherings.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President address in the upper house, Kharge, with the permission of Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, expressed pain over the loss of lives in Hathras and said, “I just want to suggest that it is important that laws be made against ‘blind faith’, like Karnataka and Maharashtra, so that fake people who loot people for money can be banned. ”

He said like in the case of Hathras satsang there is no law in place to ensure the safety of people at such events.

“Therefore, laws should be made to protect people in such programmes,” Kharge said.

He said that the law should have provisions as to how big the place should be where the satsang is taking place, what is the access and how far the hospital should be from that site.

Chairman Dhankhar said it was a serious issue and invited the LoP to his chamber after the adjournment of the House.

Notably, the death toll in Tuesday’s Hathras stampede in Uttar Pradesh rose to 121. As many as 35 people have been injured.

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