Restrictions intensified in Red Zone villages of Pulwama

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Red Zone

PULWAMA — As prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act, and The Epidemic Disease Act are already in place, District Magistrate Pulwama reiterated that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay at their homes to ensure complete lockdown and restrictions which are to be intensified.

Villages including Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama of Tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of Tehsil Pulwama fall in red zone category and adjoining villages of these Tehsils have been declared as buffer zones in interest of safety and well being of general public.

“The area has become more vulnerable as far as further transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned. It is necessary to stagger the further transmission of the disease in the area and it becomes imperative to take stringent precautionary measures like declaring concerned villages as red zones and other villages of Tehsil Pulwama and Tehsil Rajpora as a buffer zone,” said officials.

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In this regard, there would be no vehicular movement on the Pulwama-Chakoora, Newa-Parigam and Pulwama-Keller road.

DM directed the officials concerned to ensure supply of essential commodities as per laid down protocols in the villages covering both local residents and outside labourers, and warned of stern action against anyone who tries to violate the orders.

As the restrictions are being intensified, people from red zone villages are appealed to contact 24×7 COVID Control Room (01933-240412, 01933-240912) for COVID-19 queries and emergencies.

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Moreover, people hailing from the red zone villages have been asked to contact round the clock (24×7) District Emergency Control Room in case of any grievance regarding the essential services & other issues. In this regard, people are requested to contact on landline numbers (01933-242442, 240354, 241240).

The authorities have reiterated that violations shall invoke relevant Sections of IPC and stringent action shall be initiated under Section 269 IPC (unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to life), Section 270 IPC (malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease to life), Section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule) and Section 188 IPC (for disobeying any government orders).

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