New Delhi, May 11: Voicing concern over rising incidents of deaths in celebratory firing during marriage ceremonies, BJP member Prabhat Jha today demanded a law to ban carrying of firearms on such occasions.
During the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, he noted that several incidents have been reported wherein people were killed in celebratory firing during marriage ceremonies.
Recently a bridegroom was killed in such a firing, he said, adding such incidents were taking place in several parts of the country.
On one single day in April, 40 cases of celebratory firing were reported from different parts of the country. In one incident five persons lost their lives, he said.
Jha also said that those firing shots are drunk and "their intention is not to kill anyone".
With an aim to put a check on such incidents, Jha demanded that there should be a law to ban carrying of guns and revolvers at marriage functions.
Jha's proposal was supported by members, including from the main Opposition party. SP member Ram Gopal Yadav, however, added that at times people are killed intentionally also.