Hyderabad: With a view to maintain public order, peace and tranquility in the twin cities, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, Mr A K Khan, has prohibited any kind of public meetings and processions within the Hyderabad City limits without obtaining prior permission from the Zonal Deputy Commissioners of Police, Law and Order concerned, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Co-ordination or Joint Commissioner of Police, Co-ordination and Security or Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad.
He also prohibited carrying of arms such as swords, spears, knives, sticks with or without flags, bludgeons, guns, explosives, and other offensive weapons in the twin cities. Gathering of persons on the public roads or public places disturbing peace and order or causing inconvenience, annoyance or danger to public and collection, carrying of stones or other means of casting missiles are also banned.
The prohibitory order applies to use of mikes/public address system by any organisation around the Secretariat premises, including Burgula Rama Krishna Rao Building, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Building, Commissioner of Fisheries building, Mint Compound, Nizam College and its surroundings, A.P. Legislative Assembly premises and surrounding roads, Public Garden Nampally, Upper Tankbund, I–MAX, Rotary and NTR Marg roads also fly-over road leading from Secretariat to Visweswarayya statue, Khairatabad. He also prohibited playing of music, singing or speeches or broadcasting through loud speakers.
Mr Khan has cautioned the public that any person violating the ban orders will prosecuted under the Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348, Fasli (No. IX). However, the police officers, Military personnel and Home Guards on duty and bonafide funeral processions are exempted from the operation of the order.
The order will be in force from 6 am on August 22 to 6 am on August 28, he added.