Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar bans sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Haryana on Friday banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers across the state, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, adding that the notice will be issued on Saturday.

"Earlier we had decided to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers in NCR and Panchkula area. But now we have decided to ban it across the state, notice will be issued tomorrow (Saturday)," he said.

Speaking about 'Love Jihad', Khattar said, "In the next Cabinet meeting, this proposal will be presented. A strict law will be made. I believe all sensible people will support it."

Multiple bills were passed in the Haryana Assembly's two-day session, including one that would allow the state government to divide co-shared land between parties that are not related by blood, if they did not do so themselves in one year, said on Friday.

"Haryana Assembly's two-day session has come to an end and multiple bills have been passed including the Punjab Land Revenue (Haryana Amendment) bill 2020, under which co-sharers of land that are not related by blood, will have to divide the land with mutual consent within a year. If they fail to do so, the government will do it," Khattar said.

The Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Bill 2020 was also passed, under which if fifty per cent of councilors gave notice for a no-confidence motion against the chairman and 75 per cent voted against him, the elected chairman can be removed.

Additionally, Haryana Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Bill 2020 was also passed, which ensured 50 per cent participation from women, and 50 per cent for 'other than women', including transgendered individuals.

"An eight per cent quota will be given to Backward Classes - A category in the Block and Member Panchayat and a 'Right to recall' has been given to members to vote out the chairman.

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