Ayodhya case: K’taka issues 48-hour ban orders from Sept 30

The Karnataka government today promulgated 48-hour prohibitory orders from September 30 across the state and declared two days holiday to educational institutions ahead of the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit.

Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 00:14 AM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka government today
promulgated 48-hour prohibitory orders from September 30
across the state and declared two days holiday to educational
institutions ahead of the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit.

The prohibitory orders promulgated under Section 144
of the CrPC will be in force from the morning of September 30,
when the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court would
deliver its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit.

All schools and colleges would remain closed on
September 30 and October 1, the government said.

The prohibitory orders would not apply to meetings or
functions held indoors and also to the gathering in mosques
to offer prayers, State ADGP (Law & Order) A R Infant said.

Police would deploy 50,000 personnel, besides Home
Guards as part of elaborate security arrangements to meet any
situation, he said.

In addition, about 150 platoons of District Armed
Reserve (DAR) and City Armed Reserve (CAR), 200 platoons of
Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and around 12,000 Home
Guards would also be deployed.

All liquor shops throughout the state would remain
closed for two days from September 30, Infant said.

Police and district administrations held peace
committee meetings at police station in the last two weeks
besides meeting with leaders of political parties seeking
their cooperation in maintaining communal harmony, he said.

Allaying apprehensions among firms and business
establishments, he said they should remain open without any
fear as adequate security will be provided.

Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari said
prohibitory orders will be imposed in the city for three days
from September 30, adding liquor ban will however be imposed
only for one day in the city.

Police will also make preventive detention of anti-
social elements. Bidari said, 15,000 civil police, 30 KSRP
platoons and 1,500 Home Guards will be deployed to maintain
peace in the city.

PTI