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Goa's north district under Section 144 with Ayodhya in mind

india Updated: Sep 29, 2010 12:48 IST

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Goa government has imposed Section 144 in the northern district of the state stating that there could be law and order problem in the area in view of the Ayodhya verdict.

Section 144 of CrPc (Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger) will be in force from 00.00 hours on September 30, 2010 to October 03, 2010, a press release issued by the state government yesterday said.

"There is every possibility of Law and Order problem and disturbance of breach of peace and tranquility in north Goa district in view of the court verdict in Ayodhya case," the note issued by Director of Information and Publicity stated.

The state government has already initiated peace committee meetings in the entire state to ensure that there is no communal violence in the district.

During the enforcement of this order, assembly and collection of five or more persons taking out or organising procession, carrying of fire arms or weapons, use of loudspeakers, shouting of slogans, burning of fire crackers in public places are prohibited in the whole of north Goa district, the release said.

However, this order will not ban marriage ceremony, funeral procession and people attending religious service," it added.