Section 144 imposed in Kota: According to the order issued by the District Collector and District Magistrate (Acting) Rajukmar Singh, there has been a ban on the gathering, protest, procession and march. Due to the reference of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, questions are being raised on this decision.
Himanshu Mittal, Kota: In view of the screening of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ in the theaters of Kota in Rajasthan, the authorities have imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) across the district from March 22 to April 21. Ordered on Monday. This step has been taken as a precaution before many festivals. Section 144 will remain in force in Kota of Rajasthan today i.e. from 22 March to 21 April. This administrative order has been issued to maintain law and order with the screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Exemption in the order of the collector
According to the order issued by the District Collector and District Magistrate (Acting) Rajukmar Singh, a ban has been imposed on gathering of crowds, protesting, taking out processions and marches. During this, the festivals of Cheti Chand, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Baisakhi, Juma-tul-Vida will be held. It has been said in the official order that this order will not apply to government works, Kovid vaccination and police programs.
The director of the film expressed his opposition
Film director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has lodged a strong protest against this ban. Director of ‘The Kashmir Files’ Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has demanded the intervention of Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in this matter.
BJP’s performance today
At the same time, BJP MLA Ramlal Sharma has said about this matter that the mental bankruptcy of the Rajasthan government has come out. He said, ‘What kind of government orders are coming, will they be obeyed or disobeyed? Such orders are showing the mindset of the Rajasthan government. What is the administration proving by imposing section 144? Will festivals be celebrated only in Kota?
Expressing displeasure over this decision, BJP leaders have said that they are not afraid of such orders and these sections. On the other hand, the Mahila Morcha of BJP has said that Chandi March will be taken out in protest against this decision.