Permission for holding public meetings, rallies

While most people are free to hold a meeting in their house, office or rental property which they have hired, for meeting in public places prior permission is required from the police and other authorities. So political parties holding a meeting have to ensure that in addition to making a lot of arrangements for the audio system, dias, seating arrangement, they also have the necessary permission.
In goa whenever there is a protest especially by those affected by mining closure, the protestors will often take a rally across the city, especially the capital panaji, These rallies will affect the flow of traffic in the city, so suitable security arrangements and permissions have to be taken.
In case of disturbances, riots in the area, usually section 144 will be imposed, which disallows more than 4 people gathering in a public place. The police and law enforcement agencies are aware of the fact that it is far easier to control one person or a few people compared to a mob of hundreds of people, to prevent them from causing violence