Home/ News / India/  Section 144 imposed in North-east Delhi to avert any riot-like situation ahead of G20 events

Delhi Police on Friday enforced section 144 in North-east Delhi to avert any riot-like situation ahead of the G20 events.

"There is the apprehension of breach of peace due to sudden large gathering/Dharna/Protest which will rag to march towards North-East District and tranquillity during various events/meetings are to be held in connection with G-20 Summit-2023 or there is a danger of riot or an affray," a notice regarding the same reads.

It further says the police teams will be closely monitoring any speeches made, any gesture likely to create criminal hatred between communities or hurt their religious feeling, the raising of slogans, displaying posters, placards, or banners in all public places.

A senior police officer told ANI, "The order has been issued to ensure precautionary measures and that any person contravening this order shall be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code-1860."

He further said that since during the 2020 riots, rioters were found stashing bottles, petrol, bricks, stones, sticks and rods to be used during the violence.  The order now forbids possession or use of such items. Strict monitoring will ensure restricted movement of these items.

India under its G20 Presidency is currently holding meetings across the country in the lead-up to the G20 Summit scheduled to be held in September in New Delhi.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Updated: 26 May 2023, 08:31 AM IST
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