Punjab

District administration designates eight places in district for peaceful protest- DC

Punjab Tribune Bureau | February 13, 2020 06:17 PM

Move aimed at ensuring minimum hindrance to people during various protests

 JALANDHAR:- In order to ensure minimum hindrance to the people during the protests by protesting organizations, the district administration has designated 8 places in the district for the purpose of peaceful protests in Jalandhar.

Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that these places have been carefully selected to ensure that normal life was not at all disturbed during the protests by political parties or other organizations.

He said that these places include PUDA ground opposite Tehsil complex Jalandhar, Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall, Burlton Park, Improvement Trust ground Kartarpur, Grain Market Bhogpur, on the western side of Kapurthala road Nakodar, Grain Market village Saifawala (Phillaur) and Nagar Panchayat complex Shahkot has been identified for protests outside the city.

The Deputy Commissioner said that these places have been designated for purpose of peaceful protest with several riders. He said that the protestors would have to seek prior permission from the Commissioner of Police or the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate, whichever was applicable, before the protest. Likewise, Sharma said that no weapon including knives, lathis or others would be allowed during the protest.

The Deputy Commissioner further said that the organizers of the protest would have to give the undertaking to ensure the peaceful march and protest with marshals at each relevant junction. He further said that the organizers/ protestors would be responsible for any sort of loss to human life or property for any unlawful act during the protest.

Sharma said that these orders, being issued in pursuance of circular issued by Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Punjab with reference to CWP No. 28061 'Varinder Pal Sigh VS State of Punjab', would be remain in force till  April 11, 2020 

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