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New orders imposing prohibitions on protests in force: Delhi Police to HC

Gorana, an activist fighting for the rights of bonded labour, had moved court challenging the order of the DDMA which had imposed restrictions on gatherings in wake of COVID-19.
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhj
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Justice Prathiba M Singh noted the submissions of advocate Gautam Narayan, representing the Delhi police, and asked them to decide within seven days on an application by a social activist seeking permission to conduct a protest at Jantar Mantar.(HT Archive)

The Delhi Police on Friday told the Delhi high court that the earlier order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority ( DDMA) imposing prohibition on protests due to COVID-19 have now ceased to exist and fresh orders have come in force.

Justice Prathiba M Singh noted the submissions of advocate Gautam Narayan, representing the Delhi police, and asked them to decide within seven days on an application by a social activist seeking permission to conduct a protest at Jantar Mantar.

Gorana, an activist fighting for the rights of bonded labour, had moved court challenging the order of the DDMA which had imposed restrictions on gatherings in wake of COVID-19. He had moved to the court challenging the order due to which the Delhi police had denied him permission to protest at Jantar Mantar.

Advocate Narayan on Friday told the court that the earlier notifications issued by the Delhi government’s Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) brought to contain the spread of Covid-19 is no longer in force and new notifications have come in operation.

Narayan, also said that other notifications under section144 of CrPC are in place for some areas.

He said that the petitioner can file a fresh application to the city police to seek permission on the protest.

Following the submission of the Delhi police, the court disposed of the plea and asked them to decide it in accordance with law.

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