Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest in city
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Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest in city

December 16, 2019

City Police clamp ban orders

Mysuru:  With several organisations announcing that they will be staging a demonstration in protest against the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Town Hall at 2 pm this afternoon (Dec.16), the City Police have invoked Section 35 of the Karnataka Police Act to impose Prohibitory Orders as a precautionary measure in 500 mts radius around the Town Hall, including Ashoka Road, Albert Victor Road, Mahaveer Circle and Gandhi Square that are in the vicinity, from 6 am to 12 midnight today. However Town Hall premises is exempted from the Prohibitory Orders.

As per the order, staging protests and stirs, taking out processions,  bike rallies, holding meetings and public rallies etc., have been banned in this period. 

Action will be taken as per law against any organisation or persons found violating the prohibitory order, according to a press release issued by City Police Commissioner K.T. Balakrishna.

Meanwhile, Devaraja Police led by Inspector Prasanna Kumar and City Armed Reserve (CAR) Police have been deployed at Town Hall and Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple to prevent the protests from taking place.

However, various organisations, who had called for a protest at 2 pm at the Town Hall had not come to the venue of the protest, when we went to the press.

Police said that legal action would be initiated against those who stage protests by violating the Prohibitory Orders.

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