COVID-19: Curfew is an order by Government specifying a time during which certain regulations apply. It refers to the time when every citizen stay in their home. The purpose of curfew is to ensure the safety of every person, as well as prevent crime, regulate society etc.
Curfew is not just a rule but a regulation enjoining the withdrawal of persons from the streets or the closing of business at a stated hour. Curfew comes from the French word cueverefeu “ To cover Fire”.
- 1 Curfews Types Emergency business and Juvenile
- 2 What is section 144 prohibits Public gathering
- 3 Provisions of section 144
- 4 Time Duration of order of Section 144 in India
- 5 Social Distancing Janata Curfew 22 March 2020
- 6 Coronavirus Lockdown 4.0 Latest News
- 7 Article 370 and Section 144 FAQ
- 8 Who drafted Article 370?
- 9 In which Amendment article 370 drafted?
- 10 Who is the drafter of Indian Constitution?
- 11 Is Section 144 a curfew?
- 12 What is CrPC in Law?
- 13 Difference between article and section?
- 14 Can internet and telecommunication Services be withdrawn under section 144?
- 15 Who invented Curfew?
- 16 Do police enforce Curfew?
- 17 What happens if people break the curfew rule?
- 18 What is Article 144 in the constitution of India?
- 19 What does no curfew means?
- 20 What are the responsibility of citizen?
Curfews Types Emergency business and Juvenile
An Emergency curfew is temporary and implemented in a time of crisis example civil disobedience or a natural disaster.
Business Curfew that allows Restaurants, Shops and other Business Places where People gathered to shut shop or open limited given hours.
Juvenile curfew prohibits minors from being out public or in a business establishment during curfew.
What is section 144 prohibits Public gathering
Criminal procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 introduced in 1973. Dhara 144 empowers the magistrate of any state or Union territory in India to pass an order prohibiting the gathering of 3 or more than 3 people. It’s an emergency situation of the danger of an event that has the potential to create a troubling situation to human lives or property. The purpose of section 144 in India to maintain peace and order.
Provisions of section 144
- Restrict on handling or Transporting any kind of weapon where Dhara 144 has been imposed.
- In any violation case, a punishment of 3 years.
- All schools, educational institutes remain closed.
- Banned Rallies and Public meeting such areas.
- Section 144 also empowers the authorities to stop internet services.
Time Duration of order of Section 144 in India
No order of section 144 can remain in force for a period of more than 2 months. Due to State govt. Discretion, it can be extended for 6 months with maximum validity.
Social Distancing Janata Curfew 22 March 2020
To prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announced Janata curfew on 22 March 2020.
During Janata curfew 2020 People, all over India requested to stay at Home for fourteen hours to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus.
Social Distancing is the key point of Janata curfew on 22 march, it is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention to stop or slow down the disease transmission rate.
The scary part of the coronavirus is not about death rate but the way it spreads eventually. Reactive and proactive are the ways to handle any problem, in reactive way people aware of damage whereas in a proactive way people prevent damage if handled correctly to follow rules, regulations, and restrictions.
Due to COVID-19 Outbreak situation, the centre has extended the lockdown. It has been pushed to 17, May. The Extension will however some relaxation, basis on Red Zone, Orange Zone & Green Zone.
Last Updated: July 7,2020 12:00:28 AM
Article 370 and Section 144 FAQ
Who drafted Article 370?
In which Amendment article 370 drafted?
Article 370 drafted in Amendment of the Indian Constitution section in 12th part , under temporary and transitional provisions.
Who is the drafter of Indian Constitution?
Is Section 144 a curfew?
Section 144 of Criminal procedure Code CrPC generally prohibits public gathering whereas curfew orders people to stay indoors for a specific time.
What is CrPC in Law?
The code of Criminal Procedure Commonly called Criminal Procedure Code is main legislation on procedure foe administration of criminal law in India.
Difference between article and section?
A written instrument containing rules and stipulation that are each designated as an article. section is the distinct and subdivisions in legal codes, statutes and textbooks.
Can internet and telecommunication Services be withdrawn under section 144?
Dhara 144 can include suspension of Internet services but sometimes internet services may not be blocked but may be banned to prevent communal disharmony.
Who invented Curfew?
Conceived as a crime-reduction tactic, Curfew were promoted during the tough on crime era of 1990s.
Do police enforce Curfew?
Curfews are enforced most of the time when Officers come across juveniles at parties, businesses, on traffic shops etc.
What happens if people break the curfew rule?
Police may be give you warning or take you police station and call your parents or guardians. and further actions taken as per government rules.
What is Article 144 in the constitution of India?
Article 144 of the constitution mandates that all authorities civil and judicial of India shall act in aid of supreme court.
What does no curfew means?
A rule that individual stay at home at particular time usually at night especially at the time of war or in political trouble. It’s a shot of breaking situation.
What are the responsibility of citizen?
Some of the responsibility of every citizen:
Don’t go outside until there is not a mandatory situation.
Don’t travel to native especially people who work in metropolitan cities.
Work from Home.
Don’t spread rumours to create panic situation.
Maintain the social distancing.
If go outside wear mask.
Stop making memes and comic videos about corona virus.
Create awareness among people.
Stop criticizing governments for everything and be a responsible person.