IEP Chandigarh, August 26

In Haryana’s Nuh, District Magistrate, Sh. Dhirendra Khadgata, under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, in order to maintain law and order and address any emergency situation. Under this order, the possession and carrying of lethal and offensive weapons, including licensed firearms and incendiary devices, swords, lathis, axes, cleavers, sickles, knives, and other weapons (excluding the Kirpan, a religious symbol for Sikhs) are prohibited in public places when five or more individuals gather. These orders will be in effect from August 26 to August 28, 2023.

          The District Magistrate has made it explicitly clear that during this period, no individual should carry weapons such as licensed firearms and offensive tools mentioned earlier when five or more people assemble in public places. These orders will not apply to armed forces on duty, paramilitary forces, police, and other public servants.

          The District Magistrate has said that these orders have been issued in any kind of tension, disruption, or harm to human life and property, as well as the disturbance of public peace and harmony, in light of the call for a “Brijmandal Shobha Yatra” by the  Sarvajati Hindu Mahapanchayat on August 28, 2023, in the district. These orders will be effectively enforced by the Superintendent of Police, Nuh district. Violation of these orders will lead to legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.