Bhadrak: The Bhadrak district administration today informed that no rallies against or in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be allowed in the town till normalcy returns.
Diptesh Kumar Patnaik, IG Eastern Range informed that the administration can't allow any protests or mass gathering in the region for the time being and urged people to refrain from taking up any such activities.
"We are trying to ensure peace in the region. We can't allow any anti-CAA or pro-CAA congregation till normalcy returns to Bhadrak. We will not allow any protest here," said Patnaik.
As per reports, an anti-CAA and NRC protest was scheduled to be organised at the Madina Maidan in Bhadrak. The protest was to be attended by some student leaders from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. However, police reached the spot and urged the people there to stop staging any protest without permission from the local administration.
Meanwhile, police patrolling has been tightened and locals have been urged to maintain peace in the town. Besides, people have been warned not to post or write any derogatory or communal things on social media platforms.
To that extent, two persons have been arrested by Bhadrak police on charges of posting inflammatory content on social media.