In Uttar Pradesh, the District Administration in Ayodhya has imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in Ayodhaya in anticipation of Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute verdict and in view of the upcoming religious festivals.
The order will remain in effect until the 10th of December. The order was issued by the District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha yesterday. He said that section 144 has already been clamped in the district since the 31st of August.
However, it was only for covering aspects of unlawful assemblies and undesirable activities. He said, that on the 12th of October, the part of Ayodhaya verdict was added considering the safety and security of the people as paramount.
Section 144 is meant for prohibiting an unlawful assembly of people, prohibiting assembly of four or more people in public. It empowers the administration and police to book such people for rioting. (AIR NEWS)