‘Make schools arm-free zone’ in Amritsar

A gun free zone sign is posted at Palo Duro High School Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Tuesday Sept. 11 is the 20th anniversary of a shooting at the school that injured six students and prompted changes to security measures throughout Amarillo Independent School District. (AP Photo/Amarillo Globe-News, Michael Schumacher)

Amritsar, July 27

In order to make educational institutes a firearm-free zone, police officials today held a meeting with principals of several schools and asked them to fill the mandatory form and submit it to the arms licensing branch of the city.

DCP Amrik Singh Pawar said under the Arms Act 2016, all places where people gather should be declared firearm free zone. School heads were asked to put up display board with ‘firearm free zone’ written clearly on it at the entrance and on the main road of the school premises. He said there would be a complete ban on taking firearms inside the educational institutes. He said if any untoward incident of firing occurs in any institute, it would be the responsibility of the owner or head of the property.


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