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Police prohibits public meetings in CP

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) Delhi police has imposed prohibitory orders in and around Connaught Place from August 12 for 60 days, banning public meetings, assembly of five or more people and carrying of fire-arms.

Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul, in an order, proclaimed that reports had been received indicating that unrestricted holding of public meetings, processions and demonstrations in the area were likely to cause obstruction of traffic, danger to human safety and disturbance of public tranquility.

Any person contravening the order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the order said.

Shouting of slogans, making speeches, processions and demonstrations and picketing or dharnas in any public place within the area without written permission has also been banned, the order said.

However, religious functions, rallies and public meetings can be held with prior permission, the order said.

UNI NR SI RS1901

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