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Prophet Row: Section 144 CrPC Imposed In Assam's Four Districts, Ban On Procession & Rallies

The district administration of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, and Bongaigaon districts of the state have issued orders of imposing Section 144 CrPC.

Prophet Row: Section 144 CrPC Imposed In Assams Four Districts, Ban On Procession & Rallies

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: In the wake of several incidents of protest in various parts of the country following controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad by ex-BJP leader Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, the district administration of four districts in Assam imposed section 144 Cr PC banning all sorts of processions, rallies, and demonstrations.

To maintain peace and tranquillity, the district administration of Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, and Bongaigaon districts of the state have issued orders of imposing Section 144 CrPC.

"In view of the prevailing situation and incidents of protest rallies in several parts of the country by some organizations including few incidents of violence which took place in Ranchi, Cooch Behar, Kolkata, Jammu and Kashmir, Kanpur, Prayagraj likelihood such incidents in the district cannot be ruled out," read the order issued by Pankaj Chamua, Additional District Magistrate of Bongaigaon on Sunday.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Cachar District Administration, Dipak Jidung also imposed the Section 144 CrPC in the district.

"In exercise of the power conferred upon me under section 144 Cr.P.C. I, Dipak Jidung ACS, Addl. District Magistrate, Cachar do hereby promulgate the prohibitory order as prohibit assembly of 5 or more persons at any place of Cachar district," he stated.

He also said that no person shall carry arms, weapons, explosives, lathis, and other things which can cause injury except by Army, Para-Military, Forces, or Police on duty.

The order also restricted bursting crackers or bombs or other sound-producing materials and the display of any fireworks in public places.

"No person or organizations shall use any loudspeaker/microphone/sound-amplifying devices etc without obtaining specific permission from district Magistrate and Addl. District Magistrate, Cachar," the order read.

The Cachar district administration has deployed adequate security personnel in the sensitive areas of the district to prevent any untoward situation and to maintain law and order.

Following the controversial remark on Prophet Muhammad made by the ex-BJP leader Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, protests erupted in various states including Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Reportedly, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked all the police heads of the states and Union Territories to be prepared and alert.

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