Assam: Section 144 clamped in Hailakandi district following violence in Lalpani

Assam: Section 144 clamped in Hailakandi district following violence in Lalpani

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Hailakandi: Following the Lalpani incident on Wednesday, the Hailakandi district administration has promulgated Section 144 with immediate effect.

Apprehending breach of public peace and tranquility, District Magistrate, Megh Nidhi Dahal has clamped Section 144 in the entire district in the wake of the Lalpani incident here on Wednesday.

The order prohibits picketing in front of offices, public institutions, public roads, commercial establishments, and in any other public places.

It prohibits the carrying of firearms or explosive substances of any nature and the use of fire crackers in public places, roads, bus stations, and railway stations.

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Holding of public meetings, rallies, procession, and dharna in any public place without prior permission from the district authorities prohibited.

The order also prohibits the use of loudspeakers without permission and unauthorized construction on government land and encroachment in first areas.

The order, however, exempts police and paramilitary personnel from carrying firearms and weapons as well as official meetings and programs from its purview.

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