Mangaluru, August 4, 2020: Prohibitory orders have been imposed at several districts of Karnataka including Dakshina Kannada and Udupi to maintaining law and order in view of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Deputy commissioners of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi imposed prohibitory orders under CRPC Section 144 from 8 pm on August 4 to 8 am on August 6. Sale of liquor also banned in both districts till 9.00 am of August 6.
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday reviewed the security preparedness ahead of the ’bhoomi poojan’ in Ayodhya tomorrow with senior home department and police officials.
In a video statement released after the meeting, Bommai said district administrations- Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police- depending on the local situation have been given the powers to impose section 144.
District administrations can take decisions regarding banning sale of liquor, he said.
Also Taluk Executive Magistrates or Tahsildars have been asked to be present at their respective headquarters for the complete day tomorrow.
The minister said it is the duty and responsibility of of every citizen to abide by the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Mandir issue and asserted there will be no room for any controversial statements or untoward incidents with regard to Ram Mandir and the groundbreaking ceremony.
The minister asked officials to issue warnings to those involved in communal acts in the past and those who had been arrested under the Goonda act. If required they should be taken into preventive custody and strong action will be taken against those violating law and indulging in violence by booking them under the Goonda act,Bommai said. Tight vigilance will be maintained in border districts and check posts, he said, adding that Commissioners of Bengaluru and Mangaluru along with senior officials have been asked to be extra vigilant and take every one into confidence.