The District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills has, under Section 144 of the CrPC, banned any “agitational programme” ahead of the Sohiong Assembly seat poll on May 10.
The DM, who is also the District Election Officer, has prohibited “any sort of agitational programme in any form, by any individual or organisation” in the entirety of East Khasi Hills.
The order has been issued in view of the information received that agitational programmes like hunger strike, procession, rally etc, are being organised by some organisation(s) in the district and that such programmes could create a law and order problem that would affect the smooth conduct of the adjourned Sohiong election.
The order comes into force with immediate effect and will continue until further orders.
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