STEPS POST AMRITSAR TRAIN TRAGEDY
PUTTING in place what he hopes will be corrective measures to avoid a recurrence of the terrible Dussehra train tragedy in Amritsar on October 19, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has said that organisational heads, including political parties, would be responsible for crowd conduct at events organised by them.
The Punjab Assembling and Procession Guidelines/Advisories
2018 was issued on November 6 (a day before Diwali), while putting the onus of seeking additional permission and comments from related departments on the civic authority, say leaders of organisations will be held accountable if demonstrations or protests called by them turn violent.
The Guidelines/Advisories also stipulate procedures for obtaining permissions for events, including strict adherence to the Explosives Act pertaining to the sale, storage, transportation, and use of firecrackers and incendiary materials.
A candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Amritsar train tragedy.