The State Government today imposed restrictions on the observance of festivals such as Shab-e-Barat, Holi, Ugadi, Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanthi, Good Friday, Ramzan etc. until April 30, 2021.
In an order issued here today, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar earlier issued a GO MS No.68 under the Disaster Management Act 2005 making wearing of facial masks mandatory in public places. During this period, no public rallies, gatherings, processions, celebrations, congregations, events will be allowed in connection with religious events in public places, grounds, parks, and religious places in the state.
Any deviation in implementing the orders in its letter and spirit attracts prosecution under section 51 to 60 of above act and Section 188 of IPC.