Mangaluru: In case you have planned any public celebrations, meetings, protests or any such kind of group events, you are out of luck. Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim and District Magistrate have issued an order prohibiting public/ religious/ political meets, processions, strikes, or any types of protests. The ban also prohibits distribution of handbills and pasting of wall posters in Dakshina Kannada district. The prohibitory orders comes into effect from December 5 midnight to December 6, 2015 midnight.
Ibrahim has issued the order as per the Section 35 of the Karnataka Police Act 1963 to prevent untoward incidence and to maintain law and order ahead of the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition. The district administration has taken this decision considering that there could be possibilities of one group celebrating the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition and another against it. Since DK has already witnessed many clashes/violences and untoward incidents recently and to prevent any such instances from happening, the district administration has decided to promulgate prohibitory orders as per Section 35 of the Karnataka Police Act 1963.
As per the prohibitory order, people are restricted from bearing weapons and stones in their possession. The order also prohibits from making derogatory statements or speeches, distribute handbills and refrain from holding public programmes. DC has also stated that local authorities are not supposed to grant permission for public programmes, but in case of any special events, then the permission for the same should be obtained directly from the District Magistrate.