After Kota & Bikaner, Raj govt clamps section 144 in Ajmer

 The Rajasthan government has imposed section 144 in Ajmer district and restricted the flag-hoisting religious ceremonies in the urban and rural areas. Also, loud music has been banned in the district.

Officials informed that section 144 has been clamped in view of festivals like Ram Navami falling on April 10 and Mahavir Jayanti being celebrated on April 14. Both the festivals witness grand processions in Ajmer.

Recently, communal violence was reported in Karauli when stones were pelted on a procession taken out to celebrate the Hindu New Year. Many shops and vehicles were gutted during the violence.

The order issued late Thursday night by the district collector, however, does not mention or name any festival.

Former education minister and BJP MLA Vasudev Devnani reacted sharply to these orders. He said that after Kota and Bikaner, now this 'Tughlaqi decree' has been issued in Ajmer as well.

Ajmer is the third