Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday invoked part 144 of the Code of Legal Process (CrPC) until April 30, prohibiting unauthorised protests and warning of motion in opposition to folks not following COVID-19 protocols like social distancing and sporting face masks at public locations, in line with an order.
The restrictions have been imposed in view of the upcoming festivals corresponding to Holi, Shab-e-Baraat, Good Friday, Navratri, Ambedkar Jayanti, Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Hanuman Jayanti and so forth. amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it said.
“Throughout these events, the possibilities of anti-social components trying to disrupt legislation and order can’t be dominated out,” Further Deputy Commissioner of Police (Legislation and Order) Ashutosh Dwivedi mentioned within the order.
In the course of the interval, folks must comply with the COVID-19 protocols at public locations, in line with the order.
No one can be allowed to roam round with sticks, rods or firearms at public locations apart from differently-abled and vision-impaired individuals, it said.
“No one can be allowed to carry protests, processions or starvation strikes with out permission from the competent authority, nor will they encourage anybody else to take action,” the order said.
“No firearms can be allowed inside any authorities or personal workplace in the course of the interval. Individuals who have been supplied with armed safety personnel by the federal government will be certain that their gunners keep out of workplaces,” it added.
The police additionally reiterated the entire ban on celebratory firing at occasions corresponding to weddings and consumption of liquor at public locations in the course of the interval and cautioned folks in opposition to promoting, taking part in or displaying any audio or visible, which can create pressure.
“Any violation of the restrictive orders underneath CrPC part 144 or any of its sub-sections talked about would result in prosecution of offenders underneath IPC part 188,” the order warned.