Prohibitory orders extended in Sabarimala

Pathanamthitta District Collector on Tuesday night extended the prohibitory orders in Sabarimala, Nilackal, Pamba areas for four more days.

Collector P.B Nooh, after considering reports filed by the police commissioner and other officials, extended the prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), banning assembly of four or more persons.

"Prohibitory orders have been extended till December 8 after considering various reports filed by officials," Collector Nooh told.

Prohibitory orders were in place at Sabarimala and surrounding areas since the day the hilltop shrine was opened for the annual two-month-long 'Mandala-Makaravilkku' pilgrimage season, which began on November 17.