District Magistrate, North Goa Under Section 144(1) of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 has prohibited assembly and gathering of five or more persons and taking out or organizing of processions. Also the carrying of firearms or weapons of offenses such as lathis, swords, daggers or spears, the use of loudspeakers, the shouting of slogans, burning of fire crackers near the petrol pumps and at the venues of meetings etc. in any public place, street, road, square, thoroughfare, by-lane or in any open space within the radius of 500 metres around the Mall de Goa, Porvorim, ESG premises, Panaji and the place of function of 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa i.e. at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Bambolim in the jurisdiction of Porvorim, Panaji and Agacaim Police Station.
It is further directed that the restrictions will not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafied marriage or funeral processions or any special occasion or occasions which in the opinion of the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrates, are genuine and for which prior permission in writing has/have been be obtained from the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate or the Sub-Divisional Magistrate concerned.
It is informed that this order will remain in force till November 28, 2021, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.