JAIPUR : Following the Karauli violence which injured at least 35 people during a religious procession, the Jaipur administration has section 144 of the CrPC until May 9 from April 9. The order suspended crowd gatherings, demonstrations, assemblies and processions without prior permission throughout the rural and urban area.
The administration banned any objectionable slogans and chants or demonstration of similar activities.
The Karauli violence took place on April 2 and left 35 people injured.
Previously, the Rajasthan government also issued new guidelines in the context of gatherings and DJ music. The state Home Office had urged organizers to provide details of content that will be played on DJs, loudspeakers at processions and rallies.
Jaipur District Collector Anand Kumar Srivastava said: “Given the mass gatherings, assemblies, processions and demonstrations that are held without permission, there are risks of disruption of public order and traffic congestion.It can also lead to apprehensions of undermining public order and disturbing social harmony.In such a situation, preventive action is immediately required to maintain social harmony and public peace.
It further says: “Therefore, in view of the above circumstances, I, Anand Kumar Srivastava, District Magistrate of Jaipur, in exercising the powers conferred under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 , I impose restraining orders prohibiting the gathering of crowds, protests, assemblies and processions without prior permission.Similar acts carried out by the central government or the state government remain prohibited to follow the restraining orders. In addition, the organization of marriage functions, mourners remain excluded from following the ordinances.
He further stated in his order that the organization of such mass gatherings, demonstrations, assemblies and processions must be carried out with the prior authorization of the police authorities while respecting the required conditions.
“No person shall be found carrying arms or weapons in a public place. The order shall not be in accordance with police personnel, home guards, military and central government persons with a license to bearing arms on duty.”
“The possession and display of explosives in public places must be banned,” he said.
According to the order, no person or their group or representative shall use a DJ for any type of religious or other function without permission. The use of loudspeakers in all public and religious places remains prohibited to limit noise pollution. Prior authorization will be required to perform the same permit from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Any group, organization or individual must not promote any material or content via social media; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, likely to offend social, cultural or religious sentiments or incite communal violence.
He added, “If a person violates the above restraining orders, they can be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.”
The order remains in effect from April 9, 2022 until midnight May 9, 2022, he said.
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