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Rallies, demonstrations and protest marches banned in Mumbai till March 8

The prohibitory orders issued under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) did not mention the reason

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Any march or peaceful rally which has police permission is exempted.

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Mumbai Police on Thursday prohibited the gathering of more than five persons for participation in rallies, demonstrations and protest marches till March 8.
The prohibitory orders issued under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) did not mention the reason.
But sources said the protests and counter-protests by political parties over NCP leader Nawab Malik's arrest by the Enforcement Directorate prompted the issuance of this order.
Marriage ceremonies, funerals, meetings of cooperative societies, organisations, events organised in clubs are exempted from prohibition.
Any march or peaceful rally which has police permission is also exempted.
The prohibition is also not applicable at theaters, cinema halls, places of public entertainment, courts, government offices, semi-government offices, schools, colleges, shops, other establishments, companies and factories.
Meanwhile, in a separate order, the police banned the use of paragliders, balloons, high-rise crackers and flash laser light beams in the areas under its jurisdiction between February 20 and April 20.
Any person violating the order, will be penalised under section 188 of the CrPC, the police said.

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 2:21 AM IST

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