Aizawl, Feb 19: Lalchungnunga, MCS, Additional District Magistrate, Aizawl District, Aizawl today issued notification based on Section 144 of Cr.P.C, 1973 asking the people to complete the slash and burn or forest burning for Jhum latest by March 15, 2016.
As per the magisterial order, prior permission has to be taken from Village Council/Local Council and each Village Council/Local Council should convey the information to the people in their respective area.
Meanwhile, exception has been made to some villages namely Lengpui, Hmunpui, Serzawl, Nghalchawm, Lengte, Sihhmui, Sairang, Sairang Dinthar and Mualkhang which are in the vicinity of Lengpui Airport that forest burning for Jhum is allowed only after 3:00 PM in these villages in order to prevent disturbance (s) to flight service.
The magisterial order also mentioned that throwing of cigarette ends and setting fire for no reason in the forest is also prohibited and the people are asked to clean the surrounding of their houses and take caution from petrol, diesel etc. that may easily catch fire. The order, which has come into effect from the day of notification, will remain in force for two months, and violator, if any, shall be punished as per Section 188 IPC.