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Order Under Section 144 of Cr. PC

Chandigarh, 2nd July 2019: The Chandigarh Administration has earmarked the Rally Ground, Sector 25, Chandigarh for taking out processions, rallies, dharnas, and no permission has been granted by the Chandigarh Administration to organize processions, rallies, dharnas, etc. elsewhere in the city other than the designated location, i.e., Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh and the same has been done to avoid traffic congestion, keeping in view of the convenience of the convenience of the general public.

Whereas, it has been made to appear to Sh. Jitender Yadav, District Magistrate Chandigarh that certain groups of people plans to organize processions, rallies, dharnas, etc., and resort to other agitation methods in the city other than apprehension that such groups/organizations/unions may cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to the persons lawfully employed or other general public and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquillity and cause riots and affrays.

And therefore Sh. Jitender Yadav, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh, is of the opinion that taking out procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches, raising slogans by gathering/ assembly Chandigarh, would cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed or other general public, peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.

Therefore, Sh. Jitender Yadav, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh, in exercise of the power vested u/s 144 of Cr. P.C., hereby order as a measure of emergency that the public in general or any member thereof is prohibited from taking out procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches, raising slogans, gathering/assembly of 5 or more people etc within the territory of U.T., Chandigarh other than Rally Ground, Sec-25, Chandigarh, for a period of 60 days.

Further, prior permission for organizing procession, rally, protest, strike making speeches, raising slogans, gathering/assembly of 5 or more people etc. at Rally Ground, Sector 25, Chandigarh must be obtained from the Competent Authority, i.e., the District Magistrate/concerned Sub Divisinal Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh.

Provided that the above order shall not apply to

(i)     The police Para-Military or military persons or any other Government servant on official duties;

(ii)    The processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the District Magistrate/concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, has been obtained;

(iii)    The customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals.

This order shall come into force from zero hours on 03.07.2019 and shall be effective for a period of sixty up to and including 31.08.2019.