GUWAHATI, May 21: Section 144 has been implemented in Guwahati to prevent disorderly gatherings of more than five people, procession through the city, and slogan-chanting.
According to a notification published by the Guwahati police commissioner, the city of Guwahati is barred from holding gatherings of more than five people, participating in processions, or screaming slogans.
In a notification released from the office of the commissioner of police, undersigned by Imdad Ali, DCP, stated that “…it has been made to appear to me that some specified and unspecified persons or group of persons or organizations are likely to disturb the normal functioning of Offices, movement of public and flow of traffic in any part of the jurisdiction of Police Commissionerate, Guwahati and it is apprehended that such groups of persons or organizations/associations are planning to carry out agitation/demonstration/shouting of slogans in any part of Police Commissionerate, Guwahati which may cause a breach of peace and public order and may cause disturbance of peaceful movement of the public, traffic and also normal activities of local residents and also functioning of Offices in the above-mentioned area”.
Following the statement it further stated “…it is necessary to take preventive measures to ensure peaceful movement of the public, traffic and also normal activities of local residents and also functioning of Offices in above-mentioned area”.
If any person were to be aggrieved by the decision, they are free to present a filing application for the modification or cancellation of the order to the DCP, Guwahati, Assam, according to the notification.