Section 144 restrictions in Lucknow till November 8

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The Lucknow police on Tuesday announced new restrictions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in view of the upcoming festival season and farmers' protest. These restrictions will remain in place till November 8. The directive under Section 144 (also known as prohibitory orders) empowers the magistrate to prohibit the gathering of four or more people in a specified area.

In the order, the police said that Navratri will be celebrated from October 7-14, Dussehra on October 15, Eid/Barawafat on October 19, Diwali on November 4, and Bhai Dooj on November 6. "Covid-19 is still having an impact on the normal lives of people. So, it is important to be vigilant during the festival period."

News Source - HindustanTimes

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