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Ban on black flags, acts of protest during rallies in A’bad till election

Updated: Apr 18th, 2024

Political rallies

As the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to take place in Gujarat on May 7, leaders from across the political spectrum have begun campaigning in the state through rallies and roadshows.

To curb anti-social elements from creating a ruckus during these political processions, Ahmedabad police commissioner GS Malik has released a notification mentioning preventive measures.

The circular specifically mentions not hoisting black flags, among a string of prohibited acts.

Moreover, it has also been directed not to display banners and placards and to avoid showcasing any provocative materials at the processions.

A violation of this public notice will be subject to action under Section 144 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code).

This type of public notice is not only limited to Ahmedabad city but has been issued by the police in all rural and urban areas of Gujarat.

These measures are to remain in place from Apr 17 until May 7.

It is noteworthy that this ban comes at a time when black flags were displayed to convey opposition at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rallies and gatherings. BJP’s union minister Parshottam Rupala has been receiving flak from the Kshatriya community over his comments made during a public rally in the state.

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