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The Manoeuvres, Field Firing and Artillery Practice Act, 1938

( ACT NO. V OF 1938 )

Chapter I


Power exercisable for purpose of manoeuvres
3. (1) Where a notification under sub-section (1) of section 2 has been issued, such persons as are included in the military forces engaged in the manoeuvres may, within the specified limits and during the specified periods,-
(a) pass over, or encamp, construct military works of a temporary character, or execute military manoeuvres on, the area specified in the notification, and
(b) supply themselves with water from any source of water in such area:
Provided that nothing herein contained shall authorise the taking of water from any source of supply, whether belonging to a private owner or a public authority, of an amount in excess of the reasonable requirements of the military forces or of such amount as to curtail the supply ordinarily required by those entitled to the use of such water supply.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not authorise entry on or interference with any well or tank held sacred by any religious community or any place of worship or ground attached thereto except for the legitimate purpose of offering prayers or any place or building reserved or used for the disposal of the dead, or any dwelling house or premises attached thereto or any educational institution, factory, workshop or store or any premises used for the carrying on of any trade, business or manufacture or any garden or pleasure ground, or any 1[immovable antiquity as defined in section 2 of the Antiquities Act, 1968].

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    The words, figures and comma “immovable antiquity as defined in section 2 of the Antiquities Act, 1968” were substituted for the words, figures and comma “ancient monument as defined in section 2 of the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1904” by section 3 and the Second Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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