Restrictions under section 144 to remain in place for one month in Shopian: Govt | KNO

Restrictions under section 144 to remain in place for one month in Shopian: Govt | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 02 (KNO) : South Kashmir’s Shopian district will witness restrictions under section under Section 144 of the CrPc for a period of one month from May 3. According to KNO News Desk, the order has been issued by the district magistrate Shopian in this regard that reads, no assembly or congregation shall be allowed without prior permission of the district magistrate or duty magistrates. "In order to maintain peace and tranquillity in public life and to avoid danger to life and property, the district magistrate of Shopian today (Thursday) promulgated Section 144 of the CrPC in the district from May 3, 2019 for a period of one month," the spokesman said. “No person other than a member of armed force/police/magistrate or a public servant duly authorised and on duty shall carry in public fire arms or an article capable of being used as weapon of offence," the order stated. The spokesman said the use of loudspeaker for making a speech or any announcement, whether from a moving vehicle or otherwise, has also been banned, except with prior permission of the district magistrate. "However, the restriction imposed on movement of people/congregations/ assembly of people shall not apply to holding of prayers in mosques and other places of worship or burial rites/ ceremonies. In case of area notified for application of restrictions under Section 144 CrPC, the duty magistrates should be approached in order to prevent misconception about such occasions/ceremonies by law enforcement agencies,” the order stated. Shopian and neighbouring Pulwama districts — part of the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency — are going to polls on May 6.(KNO)