Jaipur, Apr 9: The Rajasthan government is not taking the call for Bharat Bandh by some groups against reservation in government jobs and educational institutions lightly as it has made security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident on Tuesday. Police in Alwar has increased its patrolling in sensitive areas to maintain law and order in the city.
In Jaipur, the city administration has imposed Section 144, which prohibits assembly. Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Aggarwal said on Monday no protest or dharna will be allowed on April 10 and action will be taken against violators.
“Section 144 has been imposed in Jaipur tomorrow. No procession or dharna is allowed. Action will be taken if someone is found to be indulged in the same. Adequate security forces have been deployed,” he said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued an advisory to the state governments to make adequate security arrangements for the April 10 shutdown.
The MHA, in its advisory, said, “MHA has advised the states to beef up security and make appropriate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, including the issue of prohibitory orders, if necessary. It has asked for intensification of patrolling in all sensitive locations so as to prevent any loss of life or damage to property.”
The Bhopal administration has also made elaborate arrangements for the shutdown. Section 144 will be imposed in Bhopal on Tuesday. Around 6000 police personnel will be deployed in order to ward off any violence or untoward incidents.
“Section 144 to be imposed in Bhopal tomorrow. Schools will remain open. 6000 police forces will be deployed. Police department to keep a tab on social media, action will be taken against rumour-mongers,” said Bhopal commissioner Ajatshatru Shrivastava.
10 people had been killed in Bharat Bhandh called recently by Dalit groups against Supreme Court’s order on SC/ST Act.