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District Collector ordered to ban meeting ceremony

District Collector ordered to ban meeting ceremony
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Hassan: Assembly election voting will be held on May 10, and in the district, there are many cases of clashes between the candidates and their supporters begging for votes and public peace and law and order are disturbed. Therefore, with a view to conducting free and fair elections, no open meetings or ceremonies are allowed during the 48 hours before the close of polling. District Election Officer and District Collector M.S. Archana has ordered to ban open meetings and ceremonies and issue a prohibition order throughout the district to prevent any untoward incidents from happening in the district during this period.
In order to conduct a free and fair and impartial election, the district administration has ordered a curfew from 6 am on May 8 to 12 midnight on May 10.
Any meeting, ceremony, procession, gathering of more than 5 people is prohibited during the prohibited period.
During the period of 48 hours before the close of polling, holding of any open meeting ceremony is prohibited, the supporters of the candidates should go door to door to solicit votes for the election campaign, said the Collector.
They are not allowed to drive around with any handguns, spreading any propaganda and distributing letters, shouting slogans and making speeches in the vehicle are prohibited.
During the prohibited period the non-voters of the respective Assembly Constituency shall go out of the Constituency, this provision shall not apply to the voters of other Constituencies.
Not applicable for weddings, funerals, cremations and events. But it has been said that no election-related activities can be conducted in the programs.
District Election Officer and District Collector MS Archana ordered that legal action will be taken against those who violated the ban.
The District Collector said that the ban will not apply to any function meetings conducted by the government and will not apply to the use of lotteries by security personnel while on duty.

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