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Restrictions On Interstate Movements Are Violating Unlock 3 Guidelines Issued By Center: MHA To All States

Mumbai: The central government on Saturday has asked the state government not to make their own rules, as interstate and intrastate movements are concerned.

“I would like to draw your attention to para-5 of these guidelines which clearly states that there will be no restriction on the inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/approval.e-permit will be required for such movements. This includes the movement of persons and goods for cross-land border trade under treaties with neighboring countries,” Ajay Bhalla wrote in the letter.

However, it has been reported that local restrictions are being imposed on the movement by various districts/states. Such restrictions are causing problems in inter-state movement of goods and services and affecting the supply chain, resulting in disrupting economic activities and employment, besides affecting the supply of goods and services,” he added.

“Such restrictions amount to a violation of the guidelines issued by the MHA under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005,” it said.

This comes after the government of Mizoram has closed all international and inter-state borders till 31 August, including Wairangte on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Bairabi and Tripura, which will be opened for movement of goods. Will be closed until 31 August.

The Meghalaya government has decided to close all entry points in Meghalaya for a week every month for the next three months, which has been started from September 2020, Chief Minister Konrad Sangma has recently announced.

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