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Karnataka erupts as SC says Cauvery should flow (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Rising disturbance in Law and Order
Violent protests rocked Karnataka after the Supreme Court refused to freeze its order to release Cauvery water.

As Bengaluru and parts of Karnataka were gripped by large scale violence and arson , one person died and two were injured in police firing. Mobs set vehicles on fire and attacked businesses with Tamil names.

Section 144 imposed by State Govt
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed in Bengaluru and Mysuru, areas around four reservoirs in the Cauvery basin, and Pandavapura in Mandya district. 

What does section 144 of CrPC states?
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 empowers a magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than ten people in an area. According to Sections 141-149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the maximum punishment for engaging in rioting is rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and/or fine.

 



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