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Ban imposed on meetings, processions until 4 pm, Jan 1

Ban imposed on meetings, processions until 4 pm, Jan 1

Restriction has been imposed on holding any kind of meetings, gatherings and processions from 48 hours before starting of the voting and 48 hours after the end of the voting in the 11th general election to be held on Sunday (Dec 30).

According to the Section 78 of the Representation of the People Order-1972, such ban will remain enforce from 8 a.m. Dec 28 to 4 p..m on Jan 1 next, local media reports said citing a handout.

During this period, no one will be able to commit any ferocious act or indiscipline behavior. He/she will not be able to scare the voters or the people concerned. Besides, none will be able to show arms or exercise muscle power during this period.

If anyone violates the rules, he/she will have to suffer maximum seven years or minimum two years in prison and fine.

The security and law enforcement agencies of the country have unveiled various measures, to ensure an environment free of violence, intimidation and coercion before and after the 11th Parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on Sunday.

Security forces including Bangladesh Army troops, members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) are reportedly patrolling the streets and have set up security check-posts over different locations in Dhaka.