Section 144: News

26 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Kejriwal arrest: AAP to 'gherao' PM residence, BJP demands resignation

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to "gherao" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence on Tuesday against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy case.

Calcutta HC allows Suvendu Adhikari to visit Sandeshkhali without supporters

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday allowed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari to visit the strife-torn Sandeshkhali in West Bengal.

18 Feb 2024

West Bengal

Sandeshkhali violence: TMC leader's court appearance today, security on alert

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Shibu Prasad Hazra, was arrested on Saturday in the Sandeshkhali violence case in West Bengal.

16 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers to join widespread 'chakka jam'

Several farmers' unions have called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday, in solidarity with the "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

11 Feb 2024

Trinamool Congress

Bengal: TMC suspends leader after protests against land grabbing, atrocities

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has suspended a zilla parishad member, Uttam Sardar, from the party for six years after complaints of atrocities by locals in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

08 Feb 2024


Traffic jams at Delhi-Noida border amid farmers protest

Massive traffic jams were reported in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday as security personnel searched vehicles amid protests by farmers in Noida and Greater Noida.

28 Aug 2023


Ayodhya seers headed to Nuh rally stopped, sit on protest

Two seers from Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya alleged that they were stopped at a toll plaza while they were headed to Haryana's Nuh for a Shobha Yatra.

28 Aug 2023


VHP's Nuh Shobha Yatra today, Haryana on its toes

Haryana's Nuh district is on high alert as the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has planned to take out another "Shobha Yatra" on Monday despite being denied permission.

14 May 2023


Maharashtra: Section 144 imposed in Akola after clashes between groups

A clash between two communities over a minor dispute in the Old City Police Station area of Akola, Maharashtra, turned violent on Saturday, reported ANI.

04 May 2023


Why Manipur is burning

The state government of Manipur imposed a curfew in eight districts and suspended the internet for the next five days after violence broke out during a tribal agitation on Wednesday.

29 Apr 2023


Manipur: Section-144, internet suspension extended in Churachandpur after fresh clashes

The situation in Manipur's Churachandpur district reportedly remained tense on Friday night after fresh clashes broke out between police personnel and protesters.

28 Apr 2023


Manipur: Internet banned, Section 144 imposed in Churachandpur amid violence

The government of Manipur suspended mobile internet services and banned large gatherings in the Churachandpur district amid violence ahead of Chief Minister N Biren Singh's visit on Friday.

17 Apr 2023


Why are student organizations in Jharkhand protesting

The Ranchi district administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) within a 200-meter radius of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's residence and the Secretariat on Monday morning.

03 Apr 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Indore temple tragedy: Bulldozers demolish illegal construction days after mishap

Municipal authorities in Indore reportedly began demolishing alleged illegal construction at the city's Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal Temple days after an area of the temple collapsed, killing 36 people, on Thursday (Ram Navami).

08 Mar 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan bans rallies, protests citing terrorism; PTI alleges 'martial law'

Pakistan's government on Wednesday banned protests and rallies in Lahore for seven days under Section 144 ahead of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI)'s proposed rally and "Aurat march."

19 Feb 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh: APPSC paper leak protests turn violent in Itanagar

Daily life in Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar was affected for the second day on Saturday after a protest launched by the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee (PAJSC) turned violent.

25 Dec 2022


Mangaluru: Man stabbed to death by miscreants; Section 144 imposed

Two unidentified miscreants reportedly stabbed a man to death on the outskirts of Karnataka's Mangaluru at Katippalla on Saturday night.

29 Aug 2022


Jharkhand: Woman dies after stalker sets her ablaze; protests erupt

Jharkhand is said to be tense after a 19-year-old woman from the Dumka district, who was set on fire by a man stalking her, died from burn injuries on Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

05 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi detained as Congress marches towards Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Delhi Police detained former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, and other party leaders on Friday as they marched towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest unemployment and inflation.

25 Jun 2022


Maharashtra: Section 144 imposed in Mumbai as political crisis deepens

The Mumbai Police on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) across the city, prohibiting gatherings of five or more people, News18 reported.

25 May 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Renaming district: Violent protesters in Andhra set minister's house ablaze

Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram is on the edge after demonstrations against the renaming of the Konaseema district turned violent.

Uttarakhand: 'Hindu Mahapanchayat' near Roorkee not allowed; Section 144 imposed

A religious gathering called the Hindu Mahapanchayat in Dada Jabalpur village, Roorkee district, was prohibited by the Uttarakhand police on Wednesday.

09 Jun 2021


Thirteen Delhi residents booked for flouting COVID-19 norms in Noida

Police has booked 13 people from Delhi, including three women, for violating COVID-19 norms by gathering at a party in Noida in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.

14 Dec 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Farmers go on hunger strike, agitation against agricultural laws intensifies

The farmers' agitation against the three controversial agricultural laws is set to intensify today, as heads of all farmers' unions began a hunger strike at 8 am. The strike will end at 5 pm.

03 Oct 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

02 Oct 2020


Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

As India remains enraged over the Hathras gang-rape incident with protests happening in several pockets, Delhi Police banned large gatherings at India Gate — the heart of the National Capital where one of the biggest protests happened in 2012 after Nirbhaya was gang-raped and tortured.

12 Aug 2020


#BengaluruBurns: "Derogatory" Facebook post on Prophet sparks violence, three dead

A bloodthirsty mob went on a rampage in Northeast Bengaluru, Karnataka, late last night after being irked by a derogatory Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad, uploaded by a Congress MLA's relative.

01 Jul 2020


Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Even as India has started unlocking and several curbs have been lifted, Mumbai Police has imposed Section 144 of CrPC to restrict movements in containment zones and other parts of the city in a bid to contain coronavirus' transmission.

22 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: CrPC Section 144 imposed in Delhi till March 31

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been issued in Delhi till March 31 in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

20 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

Ladakh has been placed on virtual lockdown as the Union Territory reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

01 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.

25 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

30 Jan 2020


UP: Court grants bail to 48 CAA protesters, slams police

Though Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) prompted protests across India, it was most violent in Uttar Pradesh where cops went on an overdrive to "punish" protesters.

Broadband internet returns to J&K, but with riders

In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir was put under a heavy security blanket to prepare the erstwhile state for the abrogation of Article 370. Internet services were also suspended increasing woes of locals.

02 Jan 2020


Assam: Videos of police violence at anti-CAA protests viral

Reports of police brutality emerge from Assam as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act continued on the first day of the new year.

CAA-stir: Protest begins at Delhi's Mandi House, Section 144 imposed

The protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act has taken center stage in Delhi, again, courtesy a protest march called by Swaraj India's Yogendra Yadav.

20 Dec 2019


#CAAProtests: 2 die in Karnataka, 1 in UP; several injured

Yesterday, thousands defied prohibitory orders and took to streets to protest against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act, which is seen as discriminatory towards Muslims by its critics.

19 Dec 2019


#CAAProtests: Vehicles torched in Lucknow, cops use tear gas

The protest against Citizenship Act took a violent turn in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Thursday as vehicles were torched forcing cops to resort to firing tear gas shells.

19 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

CAA: Section-144 imposed at Delhi's Red Fort, across UP, Bengaluru

As nationwide agitation over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues to grow, authorities moved to foil protests planned for Thursday.

Day after Seelampur violence, Section 144 imposed in Northeast Delhi

Early on Wednesday morning, the police imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the North East Delhi district of the national capital.

19 Nov 2019

Delhi Police

Slapped with 2 FIRs, JNU students demand no legal action

After a second FIR was filed in connection with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protests, the varsity's student union has demanded no administrative or legal action against the protesting students.

Ayodhya hearing to enter final stage today, Section 144 imposed

As the proceedings in the crucial Ayodhya case is all set to enter its final leg on Monday, the administration of the Uttar Pradesh town imposed Section 144 to deal with tensions.

19 Aug 2019

Amit Shah

NSA Ajit Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

Arriving in Delhi after reviewing the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the North Block and briefed him about the prevailing conditions in the region.

12 Aug 2019


After breather, security upped in J&K before Eid: Reports

In Jammu and Kashmir, curfew was re-imposed on Sunday afternoon, a day before Eid celebrations, said reports. Authorities had eased restrictions in some areas to help people prepare for the festival.

10 Aug 2019


J&K: 18,000 offer namaz in Srinagar, schools reopen in Jammu

The first Friday after Centre's massive Kashmir move was peaceful and no major untoward incident was reported.

09 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Kashmir: Amid lockdown, administration hopes for peaceful Friday prayers

The first test of the effect of withdrawing special status from Jammu and Kashmir will be witnessed on Friday, and the administration clearly doesn't want to fail.

08 Aug 2019

Article 370

Refrain from retaliation: US tells Pakistan after India's Kashmir move

The United States has asked Pakistan to refrain from retaliatory action after the country downgraded diplomatic ties with India on Wednesday.

05 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

Putting an end to suspense related to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to remove the Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which grants special status to the northernmost state, in Rajya Sabha.

05 Aug 2019


J&K: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest

Amid growing uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir, the government in a late-night move put former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti as well as Sajad Lone under house arrest.

10 Jul 2019


#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai

Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is trying hard to curtail the crisis which has rocked Karnataka's coalition government, was on Wednesday detained by Mumbai Police from outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.

02 Jun 2019


Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.

17 May 2019


No birthday bumps, cake smearing: Gujarat bans public birthday celebrations

If you are in Gujarat and your friend's birthday is coming up, you might want to steer clear of making the celebrations a public spectacle. If you won't, you might just land up in jail.

07 May 2019


Section-144 imposed outside SC after protests against clean-chit to CJI

In what serves as a reminder of an Orwellian era, peaceful protesters were forcefully taken into police vans from Supreme Court premises on Tuesday. They were raising voice against the clean chit given to CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment case.

Kerala Police want Section 144 imposed as Sabarimala Temple opens

With the Sabarimala Temple slated to open for five-day monthly pujas on Tuesday, certain fringe groups have reiterated their plans to block women of menstrual age from entering the temple.

19 Nov 2018


Fresh protests in Sabarimala, 28 devotees taken into preventive custody

28 people were taken into preventive custody at the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala late yesterday night after fresh protests broke out at Nadapanthal area in Sannidhanam, where hundreds of devotees agitated against the police restrictions.

#SabarimalaRow: Trupti Desai stopped by protesters, eats breakfast inside Kochi-airport

Pune-based activist Trupti Desai faced angry protesters on reaching Kochi Airport in Kerala early Friday morning.

#SabarimalaRow: Situation tense on second day of opening, one injured

Following violent protests in October, the Sabarimala temple, on Monday, opened its gates to devotees for the second time since the Supreme Court lifted age restrictions on women's entry to the hill shrine.

Sabarimala opens for few hours today, police forces on toes

A thick police force has been put in place near Sabarimala Temple, as the hill shrine in Kerala opens for a special puja on Monday.

#SabarimalaRow: Section 144 imposed ahead of temple's opening

In a bid to prevent the unrest which unfolded when the Sabarimala temple was opened to devotees in October, the Pathanamthitta district administration, on Friday, imposed Section 144 in four areas ahead of the temple's opening.

23 Oct 2018


#WomenInSabarimala: Temple's doors close but November poses the real challenge

Despite the Supreme Court's order last month, women of menstrual age weren't allowed to enter the holy shrine of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala, and now the Sabarimala Temple has closed its doors.

#SabarimalaTemple: Security beefed up amid reports of entry of women

Security has been tightened at Sabarimala and other pilgrim centers connected to it amid reports that women in the menstrual age group are planning to visit the hill shrine on Monday, the last day of the "darshan".