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In view of Wangchuk’s march to LAC, DM Leh orders restrictions under Section 144

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 at 7:28 pm

In view of climate activist Sonam Wangchuk’s march towards the LAC with China on 7 April (Sunday), the District Magistrate, Leh, today imposed restrictions under the Section 144 CrPc banning taking out the march, processions and rallies without the prior approval of the district magistrate.

District Magistrate, Santosh Sukhadeve in his order mentioned that the Senior Superintendent of Police has reported that there are reliable inputs of apprehension of breach of peace and public tranquility in the district; and it is desirable that any breach of peace, disturbance to public tranquility and danger to human life should be immediately prevented.

The DM also ordered that no one shall use vehicles mounted or other loudspeakers without prior approval from the competent authority, no public gathering, without the prior approval of the competent authority shall be allowed, no one shall make any statement which has potential to disturb the communal harmony, public tranquility and which may lead to law and order problem in the district, All the persons shall ensure that they follow the model code of conduct and that all the activities are according to the law.

Wangchuk said that the administration was trying to supress the protest