As anti-Bill protest rages, Section 144 imposed in Jorhat

Guwahati, January 20: Amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Jorhat District Magistrate has imposed Section 144 CrPC in the district apprehending breach of peace and tranquility, and danger to human life and property.

The order issued by the District Magistrate stated that assembly of five or more persons with the common objective of picketing or taking out a procession, training in public places by way of drills, training in lathis, weapons; carrying or possession of explosives or any lethal weapons, have been prohibited.

“Publishing and display of objectionable posters, placards, burning of effigies, etc., in public places, pasting of posters and writing on Government or private buildings/walls, bursting of crackers in moving vehicles or throwing crackers at vehicles, collection of subscription, donation, etc., by any person, group of persons, organisations too have been prohibited,”  the order stated.

The order came in effect on January 18 until further notice is provided.