Per the order, the gathering of five or more persons in any public place; carrying of lethal weapons and arms in public places, including lathis, daggers, sticks, spears, and swords; holding of rallies, meetings, gathering in public places without permission; public rallies, procession, demonstrations, strikes including hunger strikes, dharnas, and sloganeering in public places causing obstruction to public roads and highways, footpaths and normal movement of traffic; a forcible collection of fund or subscription from the public, lottery, gambling at public places including roads, highways, government offices; bursting or throwing of crackers, inflammable materials on the street or public, pedestrians, moving or stationary vehicles; using loudspeaker in high volumes near hospitals, courts in sessions, educational institutions etc., between 10 pm to 6 am; inflammatory speeches, communal or anti-state, anti-national speeches, slogans, banners, postering, wall-writing etc. are prohibited.
The order prohibiting assembly of persons at public places will, however, not apply in the case of assembly of persons for marketing/ shopping to market places, parties and playgrounds for games and sports only, cinema halls and other regular places of entertainment, educational institutions for academic purposes and railway station, bus station for travels only and gathering in the normal course of works or business or performing marriage ceremony and during the celebration of religious functions, be it public or private, of all communities.
Moreover, this prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC will not apply to police and army personnel, on-duty Magistrate, Judicial officers and persons engaged in government work or business.
The order has come into force immediately and will remain in force for 60 days.
Any violation of this order will be punishable under Section 188 IPC and other legal provisions.
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