Tamil Nadu police issue section 144 in Marina beach in Chennai

The new restriction comes as social media messages continued to do the rounds asking youth to congregate in the area

Tamil Nadu police issue section 144 in Marina beach in Chennai

Tamil Nadu police on Saturday issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPc in Marina Beach in a bid to stop further congregation in the area, making it clear that the beach was out of bounds for any kind of agitation.

The new restriction comes as social media messages continued to do the rounds asking youth to congregate in the area

Under the restriction, the Marina Beach, where massive agitation for jallikattu was held, will not give space for assemblies, processions, fasts, demonstrations, human chains, meetings and movement of groups, reports said.


“There is reason to believe that even after demands of jallikattu supporters were fulfilled by Government, anti-socials, anti-nationals and miscreants are trying to spread rumours through the social media inviting the students and others to congregate in large numbers in the Marina and Foreshore areas by spreading their anti-national ideologies,” Commissioner of Police S. George was quoted by The Hindu as saying.

“We learn that there is a possibility they may, once again incite the youth or lead acts of violence, mischief and rioting, that would affect the safety, peace and tranquillity of the citizens and would lead to damage to public properties,” he added.

However, the restriction will not reportedly affect other activities such as regular visits by families, children and walkers for recreation and relaxation in the Marina.

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