Cauvery dispute: How is Section 144

CrPC different from a curfew?
As Bengaluru continues to be in the clutches of Section 144
CrPC, here are a few pointers as to how it is different from a
curfew. | Edited by Shreya Biswas
New Delhi, September 13, 2016 | UPDATED 12:18 IST
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Section 144 prohibits assembly of 5 or more people.
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Curfew prohibits going outdoors for a period of time.
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Police has imposed Section 144 in Bengaluru.

View image on Twitter .12 Sep 2016   1.756 Retweets  776776 likes Also read: Bengaluru on the boil.7561. Bengaluru City Police imposed Section 144 CrPC in the city in the wake of the widespread violence over the Cauvery water dispute with Tamil Nadu. Later last night. Siddaramaiah to hold cabinet meet today Bengaluru City Police tweeted the names of the areas where a curfew had been imposed. Section 144 was converted into a curfew in certain parts of the city: Follow BengaluruCityPolice #CauveryIssue: #Section144CrPC Is Imposed In Bengaluru City From 12-09-2016 to 14-09-2016.Strict action shall b initiated agnst miscreants 8:30 PM . Amid burnt vehicles and vacant streets. Bengaluru woke up to quieter morning today after the imposition of Section 144 in the city yesterday.


. or can be directed to a specific group.13 Sep 2016   8080 Retweets  3333 likes × Here are a few pointers as to how Section 144 CrPC is different from a curfew: What is Section 144? Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) prohibits any assembly of five or more people in an area where it has been imposed. Further. It can be a public order to gain control of violent situations. Also read: Social media does its bit to stop rumour mongering regarding Cauvery dispute What is a curfew? A curfew by law orders people to stay indoors for a specific period of time. Every member of such "unlawful assembly" can be booked for "engaging in rioting". maximum punishment for which is three years. Activities exempted: Medical&Emergency Services Cremations Festival celebration 8:47 AM . Curfew prohibits any person to step outdoors without prior police approval. obstructing police from breaking up an unlawful assembly is a punishable offence as well. Follow BengaluruCityPolice Curfew imposed in 16Police Stations.

are ordered to remain shut. etc.Establishments such as markets. and only essential services are allowed to run. schools. colleges. v .