From A Correspondent
Shillong, March 18: The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 500 meters of the temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong, Shillong and assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 100 Meters of the Meghalaya Secretariat (Main and Additiol Building).
The order also prohibits any person or group of persons from obstructing any vehicular movement in the area around Meghalaya Legislative Assembly premises and carrying of arms and any other lethal weapons or any other item/material having the potential to be used as a weapon which can likely cause grievous injury or harm to any person or persons in and around Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
The order has been issued in view of the information received that on March 17, some volunteers of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People FKJGP and Hynniewtrep Youth Council had gathered outside the temporary assembly chamber at Rilbong, Shillong and there is likelihood that a group or group of persons may organise demonstration, procession or any sort of gathering within the premises of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly during the Budget Session.
The district administration said these sorts of demonstration if allowed may cause inconvenience, disruption, obstruction, annoyance to the general public and may result in disturbance of the public tranquility or a riot or any affray within the premises of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly unless immediately prevented.