Sec 144 CrPC promulgated in Lakhimpur district
With the Mahalaya starting from Wednesday, the festive mood has gripped people.
Holding of rallies, burning of effigies, inflammatory speeches, collection of donation prohibited in Lakhimpur district
LAKHIMPUR: With the Mahalaya starting from Wednesday, the festive mood has gripped people. The Lakhimpur district administration has undertaken due measures in order to ensure peaceful celebration of the upcoming Durga Puja to be celebrated from October 11 to October 15.
In view of this, Deputy Commissioner of the district, Sumit Sattawan has issued a slew of prohibitions by promulgating 144 CrPC across the district on Thursday. The prohibitions have been made apprehending the likelihood of disturbances in public peace and tranquility, endangering life and property of public by anti-social elements during the festive season and to ensure the compliance of the COVID-19 protocol issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the guidelines issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) to contain the spread of novel coronavirus during the observance of the festival.
Through the order, issued vide No. LMJ. 08/2021-22/18 dated October 7, the Deputy Commissioner has prohibited the assembly of five or more persons in public places, roadside encroachment on footpath and any public places, throwing garbage in open area, on road, in public places and public compounds, indiscipline parking of vehicles, indiscipline and over speed driving, unauthorized vehicles on road, carrying of lethal weapons and arms in public places.
The order has also prohibited the holding of rallies, meetings, gatherings, public events in public places, processions demonstrations, strikes, including hunger strike, dharnas, shouting of slogans causing obstruction to the public roads and highways, footpaths, and normal movement of the traffic. Effigy burning, raising of swahid bedis in government and semi-government land have also been prohibited.
In addition to them, the Deputy Commissioner has prohibited stopping of heavy vehicles in front of dhabas, restaurant, on and near National Highway and other public places except parking areas, forcible collection of fund or subscription from public lotteries, gambling at public places including roads, highways and government offices, bursting or throwing of crackers, inflammable materials on the streets or to the public, pedestrians, moving or stationery vehicles, using of loudspeakers in high volume near hospital, courts in session, educational institutions beyond permissible time as per government institutions.
In order to maintain peace and harmony among the people, the Deputy Commissioner has also promulgated prohibitory order on delivering inflammatory speeches, communal, anti-state, anti-national speeches, slogans, banners, postering, wall-writing. Riding of two-wheelers without helmet and pillion riding except with woman and children have been totally prohibited. Violation of COVID-19 protocol is also strictly prohibited.
However, the order prohibiting assembly of person at public places will not be applicable in the case of assembly of person marketing, shopping in market places, educational institutions for academic purpose and railway stations, bus stands, gathering in normal course of works or business, performing marriage ceremony and during the celebration of religious function public or private of all communities.
The prohibitory order has come into force across the district with immediate effect. Any violation of the order will invite punitive actions under provisions of Section 188 IPC and under relevant provision of law.