Noida: Right after it was declared that masks are now optional, Sector 144 has been imposed in Gautam Budhha Nagar. This has been done because the month of April is set to host several festivities. The month of Ramazan will start from April 3, 2022 whil today, April 2, 2022 marks the onset of Navaratri. Thus, to avoid any mass gatherings and crowds that might further cause spike in Covid cases, Section 144 has been imposed in Noida till April 30, 2022.
According to the provisions of Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, no more than four people can gather in a public space. Along with that, people need to follow the Covid 19 protocols such as social distancing and wearing masks in public places.
The imposition of prohibitory order comes ahead of the festivals Ramzan, Ram Navami, Ambedkar Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti and higher school/ inter examinations.
Ashutosh Dwivedi, Additional Police Deputy Commissioner says, “Section 144 CrPC will be imposed in the district from 1st to 30th April, because of upcoming festivals of Ramzan, Ram Navmi, Ambedkar Jayanti and high school/inter examinations and the dates of General Legislative council election 2022 etc”.
#कोविड-19 महामारी, आगामी निर्वाचन-2022 व आगामी पर्वों को दृष्टिगत रखते हुए जनपद गौतमबुद्धनगर में शांति व्यवस्था व सौहार्द बनाए रखने एवं कोरोना संक्रमण को फैलने से रोकने के उद्देश्य से धारा-144 सीआरपीसी जो पूर्व से लागू है जो दिनांक 01 फरवरी 2022 से 31 मार्च 2022 तक प्रभावी रहेगी। pic.twitter.com/DhFyLbjbve— POLICE COMMISSIONERATE GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR (@noidapolice) January 31, 2022
Apart from police and those employed in administrative work, no one should carry rods, sticks or weapons that can cause any kind of injury to anyone, according to the order. The order has been issued to ensure peace and harmony is being maintained in the district during this period.
The order also issued an instruction that no one should offer any kind of prayers at a place which is disputed or where there’s no such custom. No one should let their animals stray near places of worship, as per the order.