Gov imposes Section 144 in Karachi, banned going on Beach

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

31st Jul, 2020. 04:25 pm

Sindh’s Provincial Home Department issued a notification on Friday imposing Section 144 which bans all kinds of gatherings.

According to the details, the Section 144 will be in place through out the month of August.

Authorities asked the citizens to refrain from going to the beaches and abide by the government’s restriction.

The ban on picnicking at the beaches has been imposed in the wake of the summer season when the sea is generally rough, due to which many drowning incidents are reported.

Also the ban is imposed to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

According to a notification ban will be for the whole month and will end on August 30.

Authorities also asked the deputy commissioners to make arrangements to ensure that people could not go near the sea.

The law will be effective from midnight.

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 authorises the Executive Magistrate of any state or territory to issue an order to prohibit the assembly of four or more people in an area. According to the law, every member of such ‘unlawful assembly’ can be booked for engaging in rioting.
Section 144 is imposed in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger of some event that has the potential to cause trouble or damage to human life or property. Section 144 of CrPC generally prohibits public gathering.
Section 144 has been used in the past to impose restrictions as a means to prevent protests that can lead to unrest or riots. The orders to impose Section 144 have been conferred to Executive Magistrate when there is an emergency situation.
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