DM Srinagar issues prohibitory orders, declares ‘dry day’

Srinagar: In order to facilitate smooth conduct of electoral process in 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, and denote the end of campaigning period and start of silence period of campaigning, the District Magistrate (Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today issued Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC throughout the District.

According to the order issued from the Office of District Magistrate Srinagar, the restrictions have been imposed in District under Section 144 CrPC from 6:00 pm on May 11, 2024 (Saturday) till 6:00pm on May 13, 2024 (Monday) in wake the scheduled Polling in the District and to uphold the sanctity of democratic principles.

The order further reads that there shall be ban on unlawful assembly as per the section 144 of IPC and any procession or rally shall be prohibited to prevent any law and order problem, and no person shall convene, hold, attend, join or address any public meeting or procession with regard to the Elections.

As per the order, the instructions shall be imposed from 6.00pm on May 11(Saturday) till 6.00pm May 13, 2024 (Monday) in the District.

Declares ‘Dry-Day’
Meanwhile, District Magistrate (DM), Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, who is also the Returning Officer (RO) for Srinagar PC has declared “Dry Day” in Srinagar from 6:00 pm on May 11, 2024 till 6:00pm on May 13, 2024 in wake of the scheduled Polling in the Constituency.

In this regard an order has been issued by the District Magistrate stating that “In light of the ECI election schedule District Srinagar is going to Polls for Lok Sabha Elections-2024 on May 13, 2024, ‘Dry Day’ is declared from 6.00pm on 11/05/2024 till 13/05/2024” in the District.

“Accordingly, all Liquor shops, Bars, eating houses etc will be shut during the said period and No liquor will also be served in Hotels, Clubs and other Establishments”, the Order further reads.

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