Dehradun. In order to prevent violent incidents in Uttarakhand, the government has extended the time period for the District Magistrates to impose the National Security Act by three months. The District Magistrate can take action under the National Security Act against the person or group who will work to disturb the atmosphere and promote violent incidents. The Home Department has issued a notification in this regard.
This move of the government is being linked to the violence in a church in Roorkee, the strike of energy corporation employees, and the possibility of violent incidents in the agitations. However, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Anand Bardhan says that the law is already in force, and from time to time, within a period of three months, the District Magistrate is empowered to exercise the powers obtained under Rasuka. According to Additional Secretary Home Ridhim Agarwal, the three-month deadline had expired in September, which has been extended till October 31, December 1.
No case yet in Rasuka
According to Additional Secretary Home Ridhim Agrawal, no case of action against any person or group has come to light in the state so far under Rasuka.
The government expressed the possibility of violent incidents
In a notification issued by the Home Department, it has been said that incidents of violence have taken place in some districts and in response to the similar incidents that have taken place in other parts of the state also. Similar incidents are likely to happen in other parts of the state as well.
Tension situation in three districts of the state
At present, there is a situation of tension in three districts of the state regarding law and order. There is tension over the attack and vandalism on a church in Roorkee in the Haridwar district. At the same time, there is a situation of tension in the border areas of Udham Singh Nagar in protest against the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. In Dehradun, the employees of Energy Corporation are on strike and there is a situation of confrontation between the government and the striking employees. Apart from this, the government had issued an order recently, in which the fear of deteriorating communal harmony in the state was expressed.
Additional Secretary Home Ridhim Agrawal Under the National Security Act, the state government has the right to give the power to implement the provisions of the law. The deadline for giving powers to district magistrates expired in September, which has been extended from October to December. Power has been given to all DMs to take action under Rasuka in their respective fields.