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Former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr. Priyantha Jayakodi says that violent situations are created due to police intervention to suppress protests and the police will have to bear the responsibility.
In a discussion with an internet channel, he has mentioned that the fault is not in the hands of the police, but in the hands of the people who give orders above the police.
Currently, there are many problems in the Police Ordinance Act, which is used by the police to suppress public protests, and this Act, which was brought by the British rulers in 1865 to confirm their power, is now in conflict with the country’s constitution and many international rules regarding basic human rights. He has mentioned here that there is.
He has also pointed out that many decisions have been received in the Supreme Court stating that basic human rights have been violated by the Police Ordinance Act.
He has mentioned here that no one should take permission from the police while protesting and it is enough to inform the police station in the relevant area in writing about it 6 hours before the protest, while also bringing up the court order given in this regard.