District administration Bandipora has imposed restrictionsunder section 144 Cr. P.C on "road dharnas".
In an order, the district magestrate Bandipora Shahbaz AhmadMirza said that the district administration is always on its toes to redressthe genuine grievances of the general public but some miscreants block roads onslight pretexts.
"It has been observed that some miscreants on slightpretexts, instead of approaching the concerned officers/this office forredressal of their problem, sit on Dharnas and block roads which results ingreat inconvenience to the daily commuters especially students, patients andold aged persons," read the order.
It further read that the genuine grievance can be redressedby approaching the concerned officers in their offices or the Sub Divisional/district administration and this illegal practice of blocking roads anddisrupting normal life needs to be stopped for which reasonable restrictionsare required to be imposed in the interest of general public and to safeguardthe life and property.
"Now, therefore, I, District Magistrate, Bandipora, inexercise of powers vested in me under Section 144 Cr.P.C, hereby impose ban onblocking of roads by resorting to "Dharnas" on roads within thelimits of District Bandipora for a period of two months," it read.