- UP government imposed Section 144 in Lucknow ahead of festivities
- Earlier, Section 144 imposed was imposed in UP's Noida
- Section 144 was imposed in Rajasthan as well
The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday imposed Section 144 in Lucknow ahead of festivities like Ram Navami falling on April 10 and Mahavir Jayanti being celebrated on April 14. It will come into effect starting today and stay in force till May 10.
Both the festivals witness grand processions. Section 144 prohibits a gathering of four or more people.
Earlier, the section 144 was imposed in UP's Noida district due to Ram Navami and Ramazan alongwith the ongoing board examinations.
Meanwhile, the Jaipur district administration on Saturday had also imposed Section 144 CrPC till May 9 and suspended the gathering of crowds, protests, assemblies and processions without prior permission in the entire rural and urban area. The imposition of Section 144 comes in the wake of the Karauli riots that took place on April 2 during a religious procession.