Prohibitory orders near courts, foreign missions in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The Delhi Police have imposed prohibitory orders for 60 days near courts and foreign missions in the national capital in view of the apprehension that public meetings, processions and demonstrations were likely to be held in these areas.

For the areas adjoining Supreme Court, High Court, Patiala House, the order would come into force from January 20 and remain till March 19 while section 144 will be imposed at Karkardooma and Tis Hazari courts from January 18 to March 17.

The prohibitory orders near several diplomatic missions -- Embassies and High Commissions of US, Russia, UK, China, Iraq and Pakistan -- would come into force from March 17 and stay till March 16, according to Delhi Police Commissioner Yudhbir Singh Dadwal.

However, he said religious functions, processions, rallies and public meetings could be held after taking prior permission.

Mr Dadwal said any person violating the order would be punished section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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