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Section 144 imposed in Leh district

April 5, 2024

Leh : Authorities imposed Section 144 in Leh district, prohibiting any parades, demonstrations, or marches, after Sonam Wangchuk’s scheduled ‘Pashmina March, on April 7 to the areas near the Line of Actual Control.

“Sr. Superintendent of Police, Leh, vide letter No.PA/Spl/2024-5870-72, dated 05- 04-2024, has reported that there are reliable inputsof 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.”

“Therefore, I, Santosh Sukhadeve, IAS, District Magistrate, Leh satisfied with the report of Sr. Superintendent of Police, Leh and in exercise of powers vested in me under Section 144 of CrPC, 1973,” reads the order issued by District Magistrate Leh.

“No procession/rally/march etc. shall be taken out by anyone without the prior approval of the District Magistrate, Leh, in writing, No one shall use the 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 statements, 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 court of conduct and that all the activities are according to the law.” It reads.

“As notice cannot be served individually, this order is being passed ex-parte. Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under Section-188 of the Indian,” it reads further.

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