Curfew In Mumbai: Curfew orders have been issued in Mumbai from 3rd December to 2nd January. Mumbai Police has taken this decision for the purpose of maintaining law and order.
Earlier it was discussed that there would be curfew in Mumbai. However, it has become clear that there is no curfew in Mumbai, rather restrictive orders have been issued under Article 144. A circular has been issued in this regard by the Mumbai Police.
The Mumbai Police has announced curfew in the city till January 2 and prohibited any gathering of five or more people to avoid any disruption of public order.
In a press release, Deputy Commissioner of the Mission Department of Mumbai Police, Vishal Thakur said that till January 2, any kind of gathering, procession, demonstration, playing loudspeakers etc. will be banned in the city till December 17.
At present, this order has been extended till January 2. And weapons have been banned in Mumbai from 4 December to 2 January.
Curfew In Mumbai: Prohibitory orders issued in Mumbai till January 2
Processions of all kinds including wedding ceremonies, funeral gatherings, en route to cemeteries, legal meetings of companies, clubs, co-operatives and other associations.
Gathering of 5 or more people around government offices, courts and local bodies carrying out government or semi-government functions.
Firearms, swords and other such weapons are not permitted. These orders will be effective from December 4 to January 2.
Large gatherings for schools, colleges and other institutions for educational activities or common business
Bursting and playing of loudspeakers, instruments, bands and crackers
Apart from the above activities, a ban has also been imposed on the display of business and solicitation meetings, other meetings and processions in shops and establishments.
What is crowd restriction under section 144
Crowd ban means ban on gathering of five or more persons, traveling together. The curfew orders cover private and public places. Prohibitory orders are also issued under section 144 of the penal code. War, law and order situation, natural calamity, accident etc. can be issued by the police or similar authorities under section 144 of the penal code.
Similar officers are also empowered to take action against those who violate this order. Police, municipal employees, officers and employees related to health care, transportation of essential goods and media providing essential services may be exempted from these orders or restrictions.