India has seen atleast 10 instances of section 144 in the last 8 months of Modi 2.0
- Local police of Bengaluru, Uttar Pradesh and several parts of Karnataka imposed
Section 144on December 19 following massive protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
- The section has become a common occurrence, especially during the later half of the year.
- People violating the section can be booked for involvement in riots and sent to prison for 3 years.
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 empowers the police to forbid assembly of four or more people in an area. It also allows authorities to shut down mobile, internet and SMS services. People violating the section can be booked for involvement in riots and sent to prison for 3 years.
Here are all the events when government used section 144 in 2019:
Protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
The Hyderabad rape and murder case
Jammu and Kashmir — removal of section 370
The Aarey controversy
Sharad Pawar vs ED
Extreme heat wave in Bihar
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