Prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed on 17 June across Shamli district in UP. The borders of Kairana village were sealed, while Sangeet Som of the BJP had suspended his Paidal Nirbhay padyatra for now.
Som had taken out the padyatra to instil confidence and make people across western Uttar Pradesh (UP) feel secure.
Som gave a 15-day ultimatum to the state government to bring back those who had allegedly migrated. He began his padyatra to Kairana from his house in Sardhana with thousands of followers, but was stopped at the village border keeping in mind the volatile situation.
Similarly, a padyatra by Samawadi Party (SP), led by party leader Atul Pradhan, a little distance from Sardhana town limits.
As a precautionary measure, the police and the PAC have been stationed in heavy numbers. Prohibitory orders are in force. No one will be allowed to break the law.
With prohibitory orders under force across Shamli district, nd any march or yatra with political leaders towards Kairana will not be allowed without permission. Som said he postponed his ‘Paidal Nirbhay Yatra’ after prohibitory orders were enforced.
“We’ve given an ultimatum. Either those who have migrated return back or we’ll have to take to the streets,” said Som.
“No one will be able to stop BJP workers from going to Kairana or to any other place. We’ll follow the law. Since the authorities gave us notice that Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed so we’ve postponed the rally for now,” he added.
Som told his followers that UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya had called up and said wherever the authorities stop you, so we have to abide by the law.