Gautam Budh Nagar Police has informed about the imposition of section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) from July 20 to August 3. The regions of Noida and Greater Noida will have restrictions on public gatherings and unauthorised religious activities. The order restricts the public from carrying out any processions without permission.
Section 144 Active in Noida and Greater Noida
To conduct such activities, explicit permission must be obtained from the Commissioner of Police, Additional Commissioner of Police, or the concerned Deputy Commissioners of Police from the three zones of the district, as stated in the official order. The restrictions, as outlined by Additional DCP (Law and Order) Hirdesh Katheriya, under CrPC Section 144, will be in effect from July 20 until August 3, covering a period of 15 days.
These restrictions have been imposed in anticipation of several events in the district, including the Muharram procession, the Asian Junior Athletes sports event featuring participants from foreign countries, a farmers’ protest, and competitive examinations. As a part of these measures, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has prohibited gatherings of 5 or more people within the district. Anyone found violating these rules will face strict consequences.
List of Complete Restrictions
- Five or more than five people are not allowed to gather at public places.
- No processions without prior permission from authorities (CP, Additional CP, DCPs).
- Drone flying restricted near government offices requires police permission elsewhere.
- No religious activities on public places or roads without police permission.
- Loudspeakers banned in religious places, follow noise level limits.
- Avoid religious activities in controversial places without prayer traditions.
- No religious posters, banners, or flags on religious place walls.
- To respect all communities, avoid bringing pigs, dogs, or stray animals near religious places or procession routes during gatherings.
- Strictly prohibited: Carrying sharp, inflammable, or dangerous objects.
- Public firing during marriage processions or events is not allowed.
- Consumption of alcohol or drugs in public places is strictly prohibited.
- Spreading false information via oral, written, electronic, or social media leading to a breach of peace is not allowed.
- Misbehaving with or assaulting police, civic workers, sanitation, or health officials will result in legal action during CrPC section 144 restrictions.
- Storing explosive materials, bricks, and soda bottles in open areas or rooftops for violent purposes is forbidden.
- Religious places must adhere to Covid-19 protocols, and restaurants and food joints should follow appropriate Covid-19 behaviour as per capacity.