Section 144 to be Imposed on Sundays in Shillong

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East Khasi Hills district administration has ordered Section 144 CrPC on Sundays prohibiting the opening of shops, establishments and markets, as well as roadside vendors; in Shillong agglomeration, citing reasons of attracting sizeable crowds at a single point.

This order, however, exempts essential services including pharmacies and pharmaceutical stores.

The order comes into effect after inspections were conducted and it was found that COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, hand hygiene, and masks wearing was not being followed, District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Isawanda Laloo stated.

Non-compliance to SOPs will be met with penalties as per the law, the order mentions.

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