Guwahati, May 22: Guwahati a bustling city in the state of Assam, witnessed the
imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
These orders came into effect in anticipation of the visit by the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah. The objective behind this decision is to maintain law and order and ensure the smooth functioning of the city during this significant event.
According to the notification shared by Police Commissioner Diganta Barah, there are concerns that certain individuals or groups might disrupt the normal functioning of offices and obstruct public movement and traffic in the coming days.
The fear is that these groups or persons might resort to agitation or demonstrations, thereby disturbing the peace and public order of the city. In order to prevent such incidents, it is deemed necessary to implement preventive measures.
The order explicitly prohibits the assembly of more than five persons and the organization of processions or slogan shouting throughout the jurisdiction of the police commissioner. These restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in force until further notice.
The purpose behind these measures is to ensure the peaceful movement of the public, smooth traffic flow, and uninterrupted activities of local residents and offices within the designated area.
Recognizing the significance of the Union Home Minister’s visit, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a meeting of cabinet ministers to discuss the upcoming trip.
It is expected that Amit Shah will arrive in Guwahati on Wednesday night for a two-day visit.
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The Chief Minister’s Office tweeted that during this visit, the laying of the foundation stone for the National Forensic Science University will take place, and appointment letters will be distributed to approximately 45,000 candidates for various government jobs.
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu, who attended the meeting, expressed that there was an in-depth discussion on ensuring the smooth conduct of both events. Senior officials from all relevant departments were present to contribute their insights and expertise.
The imposition of Section 144 in Guwahati and the subsequent measures taken by the government reflect the commitment to maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety and security of the city during the Union Home Minister’s visit.
By preemptively addressing potential disruptions and taking preventive actions, the authorities aim to create an environment conducive to the peaceful execution of these important events.
As the citizens of Guwahati eagerly await the visit of the Union Home Minister, they can rest assured that every effort is being made to ensure a smooth and successful visit. The collaborative approach between the government, law enforcement agencies, and various departments demonstrate their dedication to upholding public order and facilitating the efficient functioning of the city.