There are apprehensions of unwanted activities due to which the section has been invoked 'one-sidedly' for the safety of the public, police said.
Briefing newspersons, the Chief Minister said that if the district administration failed to do so, he would convene a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA)
The event was being organised by BYCS to commemorate the historical episode of B R Ambedkar burning a copy of the Manusmriti to defy upper-caste hegemony, on this day in 1927.
Section 144 will be in force from the midnight of December 30 to January 2, 2021, and people from outside have been prohibited from entering the villages around the war memorial.
The cops informed the shopkeepers that prohibitory orders under Section 144 had been extended till 6 pm on November 26, which came as a surprise as they had no intimation
It has also been reported that after Diwali six per cent of the country's patients are from Rajasthan.
Sources said that Pentha beach is not favourable for swimming or water-based recreational activities and locals demanded seployment of lifeguards.
No other state or Union territory in the country has invoked Section 144 of the CrPC to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
In Wayanad, the district Collector prohibited crowding of more than five people in public places till November 15.
However this year, the administration cancelled Devi Sabha in view of the Covid-19.
Veerappan was killed in an encounter with the special task force on October 18, 2004, and was buried at Moolakadu near Kolathur in the district.
The activist accused the BJP government of causing an undeclared state of Emergency, unlike the one during former PM Indira Gandhi’s rule, which, she said, could at least be legally challenged.
Shop owners in the city have come out against police for closing down shops arbitrarily under the guise of Covid-19 control.
Unscientific enforcement of CrPC Section 144 clamped by the police has caused widespread protests among residents and traders in the state capital.
Buyers need to maintain a queue in front of the shop where the distancing markings are drawn.