Prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Indian Penal Code have been imposed in Rajasthan’s Jaipur and Bharatpur, Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and Uttarakhand’s Nainital in view of another Bharat Bandh.
The bandh was called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation. The section 144 of the IPC prohibits assembly of five or more persons in an area where it has been imposed.
Section 144 has been imposed in Bharatpur until April 15 and the Internet services will also remain suspended until 9 am today.
A nation-wide shutdown has been called by some outfits against the caste-based reservation in education and jobs.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all states asking them to make necessary arrangements and issue prohibitory orders, if necessary.