Step taken as part of prevention to control the Coronavirus
Following the guidelines of the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat for control Coronavirus, the Vadodara Police Commissioner has issued an order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1973 and Section 144 and Section 37 (2) of the GP Act. Necessary instructions are issued for the purpose of controlling the effects of Covid-19.
It is to be mentioned that festivals like Janmashtami on 12th August, Paryushan from 15th to 21st August, Ganeshotsav from 22nd to 1st September, fairs of Ramapir on 28th and 29th, Bhadarvi Poonam fair from 27th August to 2nd September and Mahoram festivals on 29th and 30th are lined up in the month of August.
The various activities that take place during these festivals are likely to attract large numbers of people, leads to not maintaining social distance and consequently increasing the Corona transition.
As part of the precautionary vigilance, the above declaration includes activities such as public celebration of the religious festivals, processions, fairs, pilgrimages, service camps for pedestrians, Zulus of Tajiya and any processions are banned as per order.
The order further states, Not to install an idol of Ganapati or Tajiya in public in any public place or collectively by the residents of the society, mohalla or mandals. In addition, the idol of Ganapati or Tajiya should not be immersed into natural water sources including rivers and lakes.
Do not let four or more people gather at one place at a time. In addition, individuals are required to maintain a perfect distance of two yards as per order.
The ban will be effective with immediate effect in the entire area under the jurisdiction of the Vadodara City Police Commissioner. Except for the exceptions mentioned in the declaration, the person violating it shall be liable to legal action and punishment in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Control Act. The Vadodara Police Commissioner has requested all concerned to take note and abide by it.