DM bans forming an assembly of five or more persons under section 144
INVC,, Chandigarh,, Keeping in view that certain groups of people are planning to organize rallies, dharnas and resort to other agitational methods that may cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to the persons lawfully employed and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots. Therefore DM Chandigarh Administration has prohibited the public in general and any member thereof from forming an assembly of five or more persons, taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans, carrying of Lathis within 50 meter radius on both sides of the road (incoming/outgoing) from Railway Light Point to Dhillon Barrier via Bitta Petrol pump light point and Housing Board light point for a period of two days . District Magistrate Mr. Brijendra Singh, IAS issued the prohibition orders as there are apprehensions that such groups and organizations may cause obstruction, annoyance, or injury, to the persons lawfully employed and endanger human life and property, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays. The above orders would not apply to the police or paramilitary or military persons or any other Government servant on official duties, the processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the District Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, is obtained and the customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals. The order would come into force with effect from Zero hours on August 24, 2011 and shall be effective for a period of two days upto and including August 25, 2011.