Public movement for non-essential activities at night banned in Anantnag

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Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag has proclaimed a ban on public movement for ‘non-essential activities’ during night hours in the district with effect from Wednesday.

A detailed order in this regard reads (and observes) that “Whereas necessary precautions regarding prevention and control of Corona (COVID-19) infection have already been undertaken by the District administration in co-ordination with Police and Health authorities; and Whereas, COVID-19 has a pattern of transmission of rapid rate, in case prescribed prevention protocols including avoiding mass gathering and unnecessary movement, etc. are not strictly followed (sic.)”.

“Now, therefore, in view of the mentioned facts, I Kuldeep Krishan Sidha, KAS, District Magistrate, Anantnag in exercise of the powers vested in me under Section 144 of Cr.P.C do hereby impose complete ban on movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 10.00 PM to 05.00 AM in the District with immediate effect till further orders”, the order reads.

“Any violation of this order shall invite action under IPC [Indian Penal Code] “, the order reads further. (GNS)

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