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Sec 144 imposed indefinitely in Goa amidst mining dependent people protests

The District Magistrate (DM), North Goa, on Monday extended Section 144 indefinitely from March 19, 2018.

The order was issued yesterday by the DM, North Goa, in view of the agitations by All Goa Truck Owners, Driver Association, Mining dependents, Barge owners, suppliers of machinery and other equipment.

The order prohibits the assembly and gathering of five or more persons and taking out or organizing of processions, blocking of any road/ throughfare/street thereby causing disruption in the free moment of public and vehicular traffic, the use of loudspeakers, shouting of slogans and burning of fire crackers near the petrol pumps and at the venues of meetings etc on either side of the Mandovi bridge and in and around KTC Bus stand in Panaji, Corporation of the City of Panaji and Village Panchayats Penha-de-Franca and Merces.

According to a statement from the government, the restriction would not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafide marriage or funeral procession or any special occasion or occasions which in the opinion of the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate, in writing has/have been be obtained from the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate or the

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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