Agartala, April 27: Tripura Police on Monday became “uninvited guests” at a ‘Big Fat Wedding.’ People in Tripura seem to be finding it difficult to downsize their wedding guest lists as the state government has limited the attendance to a maximum of 100 amid the rising cases of COVID-19.
The incident took place in the capital city of Tripura, Agartala were a Big Fat Wedding ceremony was going on during the night curfew. The district magistrate conduct a raid and said that they have violated the order under section 144 of CrPC.
On April 21, the Tripura government has announced a night curfew in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the order issued by the chief secretary Manoj Kumar, Section 144 of the CrPC will remain imposed in the AMC area and exams related to recruitment will be postponed.
The night curfew will be imposed between 10 pm and 5 am in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area with effect from April 22. Medical and other emergency needs and persons to maintain essential services like health, police, security, power supply, drinking water supply, etc. may be exempted.
However, in n closed spaces, a maximum of 50 percent of the seating/hall capacity should be allowed for any social, cultural, entertainment, or political gathering with a ceiling of 100 persons. In open spaces, higher numbers may be allowed based on the size of the ground space with a ceiling of 200 persons.
In addition to it, wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, and provision of hand wash or sanitizer will be mandatory. The organizers will deploy a sufficient number of volunteers/ staff to regulate the crowd and enforcement norms of social distancing and wearing of masks. Prior permission for all such gatherings may be obtained from the district/police administration.
Maximum 100 persons may be allowed in marriage/ birthday and other social functions both in public or private places.
Maximum 20 persons should be allowed in funeral last rites related gathering. Movie halls/ Multiplexes will function at 50 percent capacity.
Persons above the age of 65 years are advised to remain indoors unless required to go for essential services. Others may be advised to curtail unnecessary movement and avoid crowded places.