From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Feb 9: The Additional District Magistrate, by an order on February 7, has promulgated section 144 of Cr.P.C in the entire district prohibiting strike, taking out rallies by disrupting the normal traffic, hunger strike, sit-in- strike, arranging meetings, raising slogans and assemblage of five or more persons. The order also prohibits practices including giving training on the use of sticks or weapons in public places; carrying firearms, sticks, dagger, bow and arrow or stones; burning of effigies; setting up martyr’s tomb in government and semi-government plots; unsolicited spraying of colour on women and children in public places or hurling any other objectionable item at them; displaying of fireworks on public roads; collection of donations; wearing of olive green dresses; passing communal remarks; using loudspeakers between 10 pm and 6 am and blowing of horn near hospitals, courts and educational institutions; riding two-wheelers without wearing helmet and pillion riding. However, elderly people, children, government employees, advocates, doctors, women, school going children and journalists are exempted from the purview of the ban. The order has prohibited wearing helmets with dark glass, using black screen on glasses in cars and all forms of lottery.
The prohibitory order, however, have been relaxed for officials and jawans of army, CRPF, police, executive magistrate, and legal officials on duty. The prohibitions have also been somewhat relaxed for the weekly and daily markets, educational institutions, cinema halls, bus depots and other places of daily public gatherings.