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, of which a copy lies with news agency GNS, 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 coordination 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 the exercise of the powers vested in me under Section 144 of CrPC do hereby impose a 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,” the order reads further.