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Chandigarh: Sector 25 rally ground will now be the only venue for organizing rallies
Chandigarh, July 20, 2022:
The Chandigarh Administration has earmarked the Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh for taking out processions, rallies, dharnas, etc. and no permission will be granted by the administration to organize processions, rallies, dharnas, etc. elsewhere in the city.
Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh said that it has been done to avoid traffic congestion, keeping in view of the convenience of the general public.
The DM ordered that anyone would be prohibited from taking out procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches, raising slogans of gathering/assembly of 5 or more people etc. within the territory of U.T., Chandigarh other than Rally Ground, Sec-25, Chandigarh, for a period of 60 days.Further, prior permission for organizing procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches, raising slogans, gathering/assembly of five or more people etc. at Rally Ground, Sector 25, Chandigarh must be obtained from the Competent Authority, i.e., the District Magistrate/concerned Sub divisional Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh, he clarified.
The police or Paramilitary or military persons or any other Government servant on official duties.
The processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing or the District Magistrate/concerned sub-divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, has been obtained.
The customary and ritualistic procession with weddings and funerals.
These orders will come into force with effect from zero hours on 20.07.2022 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 17.09.2022.