Which state is the first in country to enact a law against discrimination by caste panchayats? 


Question : Which state is the first in country to enact a law against discrimination by caste panchayats?
Options

A). Haryana
B). Bihar
C). Maharashtra
D). Uttar Pradesh

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Correct Answer :C 

Explanation : President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval to implement the Maharashtra Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill. With this, Maharashtra became the first State in the country to enact a law against social boycott from caste panchayats. The bill makes provision for punishment of up to three years in jail and/or a fine up to Rs. 1 lakh. The case has to be fast tracked within six months from the date of filing the charge sheet. The fine charged from accused will be partially or fully handed over to the victim.

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