The Hailakandi district administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the district with immediate effect.
The district administration of Hailakandi has issued prohibitory order in view of reports that some anti-social elements, groups and organizations are trying to whip up religious sentiments through various means to create divisions in the society.
In an order issued to this effect on Thursday, the district magistrate of Hailakandi, Keerthi Jalli, said Section 144 CrPC has been promulgated with immediate effect as the administration has got reports that certain anti-social elements, vested groups and organizations are trying to flare-up religious sentiments through various means to disturb peace and tranquility in the district.
The order strictly prohibits offering of prayer outside the demarcated boundary of mosque, temple, church, namghar and mazhar, on roads and in any public place that may create inconvenience to the general public and obstruct movement of traffic.
Any violation of the order will result in prosecution as per provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The order will remain in force until further order.
On Monday, Hailakandi deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli said night curfew in the district would continue for the next 10 days.
However, observing the ground situation, the curfew was relaxed from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday.
With a view to maintain peace and communal harmony, the Hailakandi district administration held discussions with senior citizens, political leaders and organisations at the DC’s conference hall on Monday.
Addressing the meeting, deputy commissioner Jalli said certain elements were at work to create rift in the society and spread misinformation and rumours in an effort to disturb peace, tranquility and communal harmony in the district.
The meeting was also attended by superintendent of police Mohneesh Mishra and other senior officials.