Section 144 To Be Imposed In Jwalamukhi Town, Himachal Pradesh
Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code is to be imposed by the Himachal Pradesh authorities in Jawalamukhi town of the hill-state from August 11 to 22. It is to be done in order to maintain law and order during Ashtami-Navratra festival.
Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code prevents a group of people from congregating with an intention of disturbing public tranquillity or the assembly of people armed with weapons.
Jwalamukhi Sub Divisional Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Sharma said that the prohibition will only be on, if someone carries a weapon during the imposition of Section 144.
Thousands of pilgrims majorly from Punjab state would be visiting Kangra District to pay obeisance at the famous Jwalamukhi temple during Navratras.