Government of Jammu and Kashmir notifies lockdown till March 31, 2020

Mar 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on March 22, 2020, notifies lockdown from March 22, 2020 (8 pm) till March 31, 2020 (6 pm).

1. that there shall be complete shutdown of all Anganwadi centers, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Malls, Gyms, shops, businesses, markets and establishments etc., within the territorial jurisdiction of district Jammu, except for the essential services and supply chains required to maintain the essential services.

2. complete restrictions on the movement of Inter-State /Intra State Buses; Matadors; and other modes of public transports, except for authorized SRTC buses plying for essential purposes.

3. that there shall be complete ban on assembly of three or more persons for any reason whatsoever;

4. that assemblies of any kind for demonstrations, rallies, processions, protests etc., are completely prohibited;

5. that gatherings of any kind shall be completely prohibited;

6. that people are required to stay at home and come out only to procure essential commodities for consumption (one person per vehicle), in the immediate vicinity of their homes, while strictly following the norms of social distancing, provided further that there shall not be an assembly of more than three customers/clients in any establishment for seeking essential services. This shall particularly be ensured by the Banks, ATMs, Post Offices, Chemist and Grocery stores/shops.

7. that the passengers coming out from and going to the Airport shall be permitted to travel on production of air tickets.

8. that government employees of essential services’ departments or such other departments as required by government shall be permitted to move on production of ID proofs.

Any violation of this order shall invite punitive action under Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

[Order No. DCJ/PS/2019-20/1199-1204]


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