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Prohibitory orders extended in Sabarimala

December 05, 2018 08:55

Pathanamthitta District Collector Tuesday night extended the prohibitory orders in Sabarimala, Nilackal, Pamba areas for four more days.
Collector P B Nooh, after considering reports filed by the police commissioner and other officials, extended the prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), banning assembly of four or more persons.
"Prohibitory orders have been extended till  December 8 after considering various reports filed by officials," Collector Nooh told PTI.
Prohibitory orders were in place till tonight at Sabarimala and surrounding areas since the day the hilltop shrine was opened for the annual two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilkku pilgrimage season, which began on November 17.
There have been protests against the Supreme Court's verdict allowing entry of women of menstrual age into the hilltop shrine. -- PTI 

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