Shillong, June 9: The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong has promulgated an order under Section144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of 5 (five) or more persons within a radius of 500 Meters of the temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong, Shillong and assembly of 5 (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 will not be applicable to the Security Forces on duty.
The order has been issued in view of the Special Assembly Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly to be held on the 12th June, 2017 and in view of the prevailing law and order situation in the District and that there is possibility that some NGOs may protest in front of the temporary Assembly Chamber, Rilbong, Shillong and State Secretariat building during the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Session. The order is also necessitated to ensure peace and tranquility and smooth conduct of the Special Session of the House.
This order shall come into force on 12th June, 2017 from 8 A.M. till the conclusion of the Special Assembly Session.