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Section 144 in Leh ahead of planned ‘Pashmina March’ on April 7

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Leh: Section 144 of the CrPC 1973 was imposed in Leh district, restricting any processions, rallies or march., and to uphold peace in the region.

This has come amid Sonam Wangchuk’s planned ‘Pashmina March’ on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March, on April 7 to the areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

According to an order issued by District Magistrate Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve, IAS, in response to a report from Senior Superintendent of Police, Leh, reliable information suggests a potential breach of peace and public tranquility in the district. Thus, to prevent any disturbances and ensure the safety of human life, Section 144 of the CrPC 1973 has been invoked.

The order prohibits the organisation of processions, rallies, or marches without prior written approval from the District Magistrate. Additionally, the use of mounted vehicles or loudspeakers requires prior authorization from the competent authority. Public gatherings are strictly prohibited without prior approval, and individuals are cautioned against making statements that could disrupt communal harmony or public tranquility, potentially leading to law and order issues. Compliance with the model code of conduct and adherence to the law in all activities is mandatory.

“As the order cannot be individually served, it is being passed ex-parte. Any violation of this directive will result in punitive action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.All the persons shall ensure that they follow the model code of conduct and that all the activities are according to the law,” reads the order.

1. No procession/rally/march etc. shall be taken out by anyone without the prior approval of the District Magistrate, Leh, in writing.

2. No one shall use the vehicles mounted or other loudspeakers without prior approval from the competent authority.

3. No public gathering, without the prior approval of the competent authority shall be allowed.

4. No one shall make any statements, which has potential to disturb the communal harmony, public tranquility and which may lead to law and order problem in the district.

5. All the persons shall ensure that they follow the model court of conduct and that all the activities are according to the law.

“Any violation of the order shall invite punitive action under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code,” it adds.

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