PUDUCHERRY: Superintendent of Police (North) V. Vijayakumar has announced that a prohibitory order will be in force in Puducherry town for a period of 15 days from July 19. The order issued under section 30 (2) of the Police Act (Act 5 of 1861) prohibits assemblies, processions, dharnas, road rokos in north region comprising Grand Bazaar, Lawspet, Kalapet, Orleanpet and Odiansalai police station limits.

The order said any person or group intending to convene a meeting or a dharna should apply 24 hours in advance.

— Staff Reporter