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Section 144 Imposed in Entire Delhi Ahead of Farmers Protest March Till March 12 – Check List of Restrictions

Breaking News: Section 144 Imposed In Delhi Ahead Of Farmers' Protest, Check Full List Of Restrictions

Updated: February 12, 2024 1:42 PM IST

By Manmath Nayak

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New Delhi: Ahead of the farmers protest on Tuesday, the Delhi Police on Monay imposed Section 144 in the entire national capital and banned public gathering as part of the security arrangement. The Delhi Police said the restrictions will be in place from February 12 to March 12, 2024.

As part of the restrictions, large gatherings have been banned across Delhi for a month. The development comes as over 200 farmer unions with multiple demands, including enactment of a law to guarantee minimum support price, or MSP, for their crops, are expected to converge on the national capital over the next few days.

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Giving details, Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora said the entry of tractors into the national capital has been banned, and there is a complete ban on carrying of guns and inflammable substances, as well as makeshift weapons like bricks and stones, and the collection of petrol cans or soda bottles.

He said the use of loudspeakers has also been banned. He added that anyone found violating these orders will be arrested on sight, the police have warned.

Section 144 Imposed in Entire Delhi: Check Full List of Restrictions

Apart from Delhi, the authorities in Haryana and Punjab also fortified their borders with neighbouring states by putting up concrete blocks, road spike barriers, and barbed wires to prevent the entry of vehicles and deploying thousands of police personnel, besides imposing prohibitory orders.

The police have also barred the entry of tractors, trolleys, buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles into the National Capital from Uttar Pradesh.

The order that has been enforced will remain in force up until March 12, unless withdrawn earlier, read the official statement by Delhi police.

As per the order, no protestor would be allowed to bear arms, including firearms, swords, trishuls, spears, rods, etc. The order was issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of the Police, North East District, Delhi.

The order was promoted after Delhi police said they received information that some farmer organisations had given a call to their supporters to gather in the National Capital on February 13.

“Information has been received that some farmer organisations have given a call to their supporters to gather in Delhi on February 13 for their demands of the law on MSP and others. They are likely to sit at the border of Delhi until their demands are met. In order to avoid any untoward incident and to maintain law and order, a precautionary order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, is required to be issued to save lives and property in the area,” read the order.

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