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80 per cent of Delhi under prohibitory orders and state of very high alert

By Vicky

Prohibitory orders are have been imposed in 80 per cent of Delhi. For the first time in nearly two decades, such a large part of the national capital has been clamped down with prohibitory orders. The action comes in the wake of the violence that erupted following the conviction of the Dera chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case.

Prohibitory orders issued by police ( police handout)

The orders were enforced on Friday following a Grade A Intelligence Bureau alert which warned of a spillover of violence into Delhi. The orders will remain in force until September 8, Dr Ajit Kumar Singla, deputy commission of police, North East division, Delhi said.

As per the prohibitory orders, the following is barred:

  • Holding of public meeting
  • Assembly of five or more persons
  • Carrying of fire arms, banners, placards, lathis, spears, swords, sticks brickbats
  • Shouting of slogans
  • Making speeches
  • Processions of demonstrations
  • Picketing or dharna

Very high alert:

Meanwhile Delhi and the areas adjoining Punjab and Haryana continue to remain in a state of high alert. Minutes after the verdict heavy violence broke out in the adjoining areas. With the protestors turning violent, the Intelligence Bureau sent out an alert and directed that security be upped in the bordering states of Punjab and Haryana.

The directive came as a preventive measure as there should not be any spill out of the violence into the adjoining states. An order was issued by the ADG Law and Order to step security along the borders and ensure that there is no spill out of the violence.

Delhi traffic police say that road has been blocked near the Bhopura border keeping in mind the current violence.

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