Guwahati: In order to prevent community fishing during ‘Uruka’, the Golaghat District Magistrate has imposed Section 144 at the Kaziranga National Park.
Golaghat District Magistrate Mrigesh Narayan Borua in an order stated, “illegal entry and community fishing in beels, rivers and wetland in the Kaziranga National Park under Bokakhat Sub Division area is prohibited with immediate effect.”
Community fishing, a tradition undertaken by the people of Assam on the occasion of Uruka, has been overshadowed with business enterprises blossoming around Kaziranga during the occasions, thus forcing the authorities to enforce section 144 in the area.
The order mentioned that police, security official, personnel, forest officials and guards and other government servants on duty have been exempted from the purview of this prohibitory order.
Meanwhile, if any person violates the prohibitory order, action under section 188 of the IPC will be taken against the violators.