SHILLONG, May 31 - The East Khasi Hills district administration has promulgated Section 144 of the CrPC, prohibiting assembly of five or more persons within a radius of 2 km at Motphran and the Harijan Colony here.
The order was promulgated in view of the first anniversary of the violence that broke out in the area, leading to widespread unrest across the State capital and paralysing normal life for a month. Several delegates from Punjab had visited the State then to ensure that their community members were not harmed.
The State Government restored law and order, and constituted a high-level committee to find ways to shift the residents of the area to a different location.
As part of the mandate of the committee, the Shillong Municipal Board has been tasked to carry out an inventory survey and put official notices at the Harijan Colony today. Security forces have been deployed around the Harijan Colony since May 31 last year when the violence broke out.
The order prohibits any person or group of persons from obstructing vehicular movement in the area around Motphran and the Harijan Colony. It also prohibits carrying of arms and other lethal weapons or any other item or material having the potential to be used as a weapon.