Extensive security measures have been implemented across the Delhi NCR in preparation for the coming G20 Summit, which will bring several international leaders to the national capital this week. The Uttar Pradesh government has now decided to implement Section 144 in the cities of Noida and Ghaziabad.
The UP government has issued an order extending the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) Section 144 in Noida and Ghaziabad until October 15 in order to ensure sufficient security measures. This is done to maintain decorum at the G20 Summit and ahead of the festive season.
This year, India will host the G20 Summit, which will take place in the national capital of India on September 9 and 10. Additionally, restrictions have been enforced across the Delhi NCR from September 8-10, including the closure of roads and routes as well as the implementation of work-from-home (WFH) in offices.
Not only has Section 144 been enforced in Delhi because of the G20 Summit, but also because of the upcoming festivals Janmashtami (September 6 and 7), Vishwakarma Puja (September 17), Eid-ul-Milad (September 28), and Gandhi Jayanthi (October 2).
Section 144 is scheduled to be extended further in Noida and Ghaziabad after October 15 in observance of Navratri, Durga Puja 2023, and Dussehra. The Ghaziabad Police Commission released a list of limitations in light of the new directives under Section 144.
During this time, no more than five individuals can protest or march in Noida or Ghaziabad, and the use of DJs and loudspeakers, as well as organizing public events without authorization from the government, is strictly prohibited.
The Section 144 provisions also make it illegal to commute with weapons such as weapons, knives, or firecrackers. Furthermore, several routes from Delhi to Noida are expected to be disrupted and barricaded as a result of the G20 Summit later this week.
List Of Restrictions At Glance
- Prohibited Activities: Prohibited activities include unauthorized protests involving more than five persons, unapproved events, and the use of loud DJ equipment.
- Sound Limitations: To ensure peace, maximum sound intensity limitations are imposed for different areas and regions.
- Communal Harmony: Citizens are advised against engaging in activities that might spark communal violence.
- Weapons and Fireworks: Possession of weapons or fireworks is absolutely prohibited during this time period.
- Social Media Guidelines: The political or provocative content and information should not be spread on social media or in print.
- Alcohol and Banned Products: Alcohol consumption and the use of government-banned items in public places are prohibited.
- Exam Center Regulations: Specific regulations apply to areas around examination centers, including group size and weapon limitations.
- Drone Operation: Unauthorized use of drones is prohibited.
- Strict Enforcement: Violations may result in severe penalties since these regulations are designed to guarantee public safety and peace during major events and festivals.