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Is the government liable for losses in public places?
Date 22 February 2019 & Clock 06:00
Question 36:If incidents like a blaze, collapse of a wall, landslides etc. take place in public government places such as public halls, terminals, cinema and chain stores as a result of which some people die, is the government liable for losses?
Answer 36: No, the government is not responsible for losses except for when there had been a fairly rational possibility of such incidents like a building collapse which the government did not prevent due to negligence, in such cases where the losses according to the custom (urf) are ascribed to the government, the government is considered liable. Generally speaking, such an ascription is necessary for liability.