The Army today asked civilians to avoid wearing “army-pattern” dresses and shopkeepers to refrain from selling combat clothes, as it issued fresh guidelines to the public to prevent terror attacks.
The guidelines, to be followed across the country, come nearly a week after six terrorists infiltrated through the border and launched attack at the Air Force station in Pathankot, claiming the lives of seven security personnel.
Civilians have been asked to avoid wearing “army-pattern” dresses and shopkeepers were asked not to sell combat cloth, army uniforms and equipment as “it is illegal” to do so, an official spokesperson said here.
Also private security agencies, police and other central forces not to wear “Combat-Pattern” dresses as “it is not authorised and leads to false alarms”, the official said.
“All traders and shopkeepers interested in selling Army uniforms may approach the local military authority and request for shops in units/cantonments approved areas/shops,” the official said.
“It is illegal to sell army uniforms to unauthorised persons,” the official said, adding, “The guidelines have been issued in public interest and to prevent terror attacks.” (AGENCIES)