Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in Assam’s Cachar and Karimgam districts and all processions and rallies have been banned in both the districts, an official said. The Cachar district administration on Sunday imposed various restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC, while neighboring Karimganj issued a similar order on Friday. Issuing the order, Cachar Additional District Magistrate Deepak Jidung said that “huge rallies and protests involving huge crowds are being organized in different parts of the district in the last few days”.
He further added that some individuals may indulge in anti-social activities and scare the real public, which may lead to annoyance. “There is an apprehension that this may lead to breach of public peace,” the ADM said.
The injunction prohibited the assembly of five or more persons in the district, did not allow the carrying of firearms, all rallies and processions were stopped without specific permission, and did not allow the use of microphones or loudspeakers without permission. Went. Karimganj’s Additional District Magistrate Rintu Chandra Boro banned all processions, rallies, dharnas and distribution of pamphlets, banners and posters to disturb public peace and tranquility.
He also said that protests have been witnessed at several places across the country “in view of the evolving situation on the law and order front following the controversial statement of a leader”. The order mentioned, “… there is a substantial apprehension of breach of public peace and tranquility, loss of human life and property, by gathering for the aforesaid purpose in the district.”
On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government is closely monitoring the law and order situation in the state following violence in several states over controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad. Protests broke out in many parts of the country over controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal.
Meanwhile, the Assam State Jamiat Ulama (ASJU) on Sunday condemned the derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammad by Sharma and Jindal. In a press statement, ASJU President Maulana Mustaq Anfar demanded the BJP-led government to take legal action against the two.
“Besides, the government should keep a strict watch on the situation so that no one can destabilize the peace and integrity of the country including Assam,” he said. Anfar also appealed to the people of Assam to maintain peace, integrity and brotherhood among the citizens of the state.
Leaders of the opposition Assam Congress and Asom Jatiya Parishad have filed separate police complaints against Sharma and Jindal in the state. However, on the basis of the complaint, the police have not registered any case so far.