STEPS POST AM­RIT­SAR TRAIN TRAGEDY

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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.

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