Coronavirus: DM Imposes Section 144 In Kulgam, Directs Teachers To Remain Off Duty


In wake of Coronavirus outbreak, District Magistrate Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat on Thursday ordered imposition of restriction on public movement under section 144 CrPC in the District.

Restrictions have been imposed on assembly, gathering or procession involving five or more persons within the territorial limits of the entire District.

According to the order issued by District Magistrate, no public transport shall ply in the District till March 31 which will be reviewed after feedback from the concerned agencies.

These restrictions shall not apply to the Government vehicles, Ambulances and Government staff involved in efforts against COVID-19 and other staff of emergency and essential services.

In case of any exigency, the Executive Magistrates concerned shall grant permissions.

Ban on entry of all foreign tourists have also been imposed in the district with immediate effect till March 31.

Any violation of this order by any person shall invite action under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Meanwhile, after suspension of classwork in all educational institutions across the district, the district administration, Kulgam on Thursday asked the teaching staff of all Government and private educational institutions to remain off-duty till March 31.

As per the order issued by the district administration, the decision was taken as a preventive measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

However, this order shall not apply to those who have been assigned or will be assigned emergency duty in connection with COVID-19.


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