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Holi 2023: Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders, shares list punishable offences

Updated on: 27 February,2023 12:28 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Asif Rizvi | asif.ali@mid-day.com

An order issued by the Mumbai Police on Monday said that the acts of sprinkling coloured water, indiscriminately and obscene utterances in public places are likely to lead to communal tension and breach of public peace

Holi 2023: Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders, shares list punishable offences

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Ahead of Holi celebrations, the Mumbai Police on Monday issued a prohibitory order and issued a list of punishable offences during the festival.


The order issued by the Mumbai Police said that Holi and Rang Panchami festivals will be celebrated from March 5 to March 11.


The order, issued by Vishal Thakur, DCP (Operations), Mumbai Police, said that the acts of throwing coloured water, indiscriminately and obscene utterances in public places are likely to lead to communal tension and breach of public peace.


"It is a prohibitory order ahead of the festive days," an official said. 

The Mumbai Police, as part of its precautionary security measures, is likely to also deploy police personnel across the city during Holi celebrations, sources said.

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The order said that it is considered to be necessary for the preservation of public peace and safety to prohibit certain acts mentioned hereunder. The following is prohibited -

- The public utterances like obscene words or slogans, or singing of obscene songs.

- The use of gestures or mimetic representations and the preparation, exhibition or dissemination of pictures, symbols, placards or any other objects or things which may offend dignity, decency or morality.

- The practice of spraying or throwing coloured water, dyes or powder on pedestrians.

- Preparation and/or throwing of balloons filled with colored or plain water or any liquid.

The order further said that whoever disobeys the order or abets the disobedience thereof shall be punished under section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act, 1951. 

Holi, the festival of colours is widely celebrated across the country. In Mumbai, Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. In the city, Holi parties are organised as part of celebrations. 

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