Chandigarh administration prohibited to assemble five or more persons to avoid any conflict

May 04, 2011 11:44 | Chandigarh

Chandigarh, May 3 :- Keeping in view that certain groups of people are planning to organize rallies, dharnas and resort to other agitation  methods that may cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to the persons lawfully employed and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots.

Therefore DM Chandigarh Administration has prohibited the public in general and any member thereof from forming an assembly of five or more persons, taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans, carrying of Lathis within the radius of 300 meters of the Punjab State Cooperative Bank, S.C.O. No. 175-187, Sector-34-A, Chandigarh for a period of one day. District Magistrate Mr. Brijendra Singh issued the prohibition orders as there are apprehensions that such groups and organizations may cause obstruction, annoyance, or injury, to the persons lawfully employed and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays. The above orders would not apply to the police or paramilitary or military persons or any other Government servant on official duties, the processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the District Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, is obtained and the customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals.

 The order would come into force with effect from the zero hours on May 04, 2011 and will be effective for a period of one day up to and including May 04, 2011