Part 144 imposed in Pune, Nagpur after violence in Amravati


In view of the stone-pelting incidents in Amravati and another elements of Maharashtra throughout protests and counter-protests over the alleged atrocities towards minority communities in Tripura, the Pune and Nagpur administrations on Sunday imposed part 144 of the CrPC of their districts.

The order, issued by Pune Collector Rajesh Deshmukh, prohibits meeting of 5 or extra folks and spreading of messages and posts on social media platforms that might create communal rifts amongst teams.

“Will probably be in drive from the midnight of November 14 until November 20. As per the order, spreading messages and so on by way of social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Fb and Whatsapp, which may create a communal rift within the society, is prohibited. Holding a gathering or meeting of 5 or extra folks, placing up hoardings and posters that might create communal stress are prohibited,” an official stated.

Violators will likely be prosecuted beneath part 188 of IPC.

The prohibitory order issued by Nagpur Joint Commissioner of Police Aswati Dorje stated: “Will probably be in drive from the midnight of November 14 until additional orders. As per the order, spreading messages and so on by way of social media platforms, which may create a communal rift within the society, is prohibited. Holding a gathering or meeting of 5 or extra folks, placing up hoardings and posters that might create communal stress are prohibited.”

On Saturday, a curfew was clamped in Amravati metropolis in east Maharashtra for 4 days and Web providers had been shut down after a mob hurled stones at outlets throughout a shut-down organised by native BJP employees in protest towards the rallies organised by Muslim organisations the day earlier than to sentence the latest violence towards minority communities in Tripura.

On Friday, stone-pelting was reported throughout rallies taken out by Muslim organisations in Amravati, Nanded, Malegaon (in Nashik district), Washim and Yavatmal.



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