The five-day Autumn Session of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will begin on Friday.
The Autumn Session will have three working days for transacting government businesses, and two working days for transacting private members businesses.
Meanwhile the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills district has promulgated an order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 500 meters of the temporary Assembly chamber at Rilbong here and within a radius of 100 meters of the Meghalaya Secretariat (Main and Additional Building).
The order also prohibited carrying of arms and any other lethal weapons or any other items, materials having the potential to be used as a weapon likely to cause grievous injury or harm to any person or persons.
The order will not be applicable to security forces and government officers on official duty.
“The order has been issued in view of the information received that some NGOs are likely to hold a protest by displaying placards in front of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly building on the first day of the Assembly Session and such protest if allowed to be held may lead to serious law and order problems resulting into breach of peace and disturbance of the public tranquility a riot or any affray and danger to human life, health and safety and may result into loss of life and property unless immediately prevented,” District Magistrate, P S Dkhar said in an order.
The order shall come into force with immediate effect and remain in force until further orders.