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Prohibitory orders in Delhi ahead of 'Holi'

Prohibitory orders out for the next 11 days to prevent throwing colours on persons unwilling to take part in 'Holi' celebrations.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 21:06 IST

With 'Holi', the festival of colours, being round the corner, Delhi Police Commissioner KK Paul on Saturday proclaimed prohibitory orders for the next 11 days across the capital to prevent throwing of colours on persons unwilling to take part in the celebrations.

Prohibitory orders, which came into effect on Saturday, would be in place for 11 days and extend to the entire national capital territory.

Throwing of water or coloured water, rubber balloons, applying any colour or 'gulal' or any other substance on the body, including face of an unwilling person has been prohibited.

An extensive drive against bootleggers has been launched in parts of the capital. Several bootleggers have also been arrested, police said.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 20:51 IST