Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in the whole state of UP and some parts of Delhi.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in the whole state of UP and some parts of Delhi.(Photo Courtesy: PTI)
  • 1. What is Section 144 and Who Imposes It?
  • 2. When is Section 144 Imposed and How Long Can It Be Imposed?
  • 3. Why Are Many Calling It ‘Violation of Rights’?
What is Section 144 and Why Are Many Slamming Govt For Imposing It

In order to prevent protests against the controversial Citizenship law, the Karnataka government on Wednesday, 19 December imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the state, including in Bengaluru, for three days. On Thursday morning, prohibitory orders were then imposed in the entire state of Uttar Pradesh and in parts of the national capital where protests were planned.

As the promulgation of Section 144 itself is now being deemed ‘illegal’ and ‘abuse of power’, let’s try and decode what it says.

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