Meghalaya: Model Code of Conduct enforced in West Garo Hills
The District Magistrate, West Garo Hills, Tura has enforced the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the entire West Garo Hills district to ensure smooth, free and fair conduct of the upcoming Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) election .
Further, the District Magistrate has prohibited on carrying firearms, including licensed firearms in the entire area until counting of votes scheduled on April 15.
However, the instruction shall not apply to security forces, police personnel deployed for law and order duty during election.
Unlawful gathering of five or more persons at any point of time and in any area of the district during the electioneering exercise is prohibited.
Political parties or intending candidates shall get permission from the Law and Order/ Model Code of Conduct Cell, Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Tura, prior to organising meeting/rallies/ procession, in connection with the election campaign.
The order will remain in force with immediate effect and shall remain so until further orders.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)