Hyderabad: With a view to maintain public order, peace and tranquility in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the City Police Commissioner, Mr A.K. Khan, promulgated prohibitory orders on Wednesday.
In a notification issued here, he prohibited holding of any kind of public meetings and processions within the Hyderabad City, without obtaining prior permission of Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police, Law and Order concerned, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Co-ordination or Joint Commissioner of Police, Co-ordination & 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. Gathering of persons on the public roads or public places disturbing peace and order or causing inconvenience, annoyance or danger to public. He also prohibited collection, carrying of stones or other means of casting missiles.
The areas under the prohibitory orders are: 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.
Music, singing or making speeches or broadcasting through loud speakers, use of mikes, public address systems, use of horn through vehicles by any organisation, members of public are prohibited in the these areas.
Any person violating the orders will be prosecuted under the Hyderabad City Police Act, he added. However, police officers on duty, Military personnel, Home Guards on duty and bonafide funeral processions are exempted from the operation of this order.
The order will be in force from 6 am on March 31 to 6 am on April 4. (NSS)