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Mumbai: Spraying dyes, throwing balloons will attract punishment this Holi

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Mumbai: The Mumbai police have issued few restraining orders for the Holi celebrations to take place this weekend. The police order says it is for the preservation of public peace and safety. The order will be effective from March 11.

According to Ashok Dudhe, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Mumbai Police spokesperson, “The practice of spraying or throwing coloured water, dyes or powder on unknown persons, preparation; or throwing of balloons filled with colour or plain water or any liquid is prohibited and punishable under Section 37 (read along with) Section 10 (2) of the Maharashtra Police Act,1951. The order shall remain in force from March 11 to March 17.”

The public utterances of obscene words or slogans or singing of obscene songs is prohibited. The use of gestures or mimetic representations and the preparation, exhibition or dissemination of pictures, symbols, placards or any other objects or things which may offend the dignity, decency or morality of any citizen. The practice of spraying or throwing coloured water, dyes or powder or unknown persons will be punishable. Preparation and/or throwing of balloons filled with coloured or plain water or any liquid.


Meanwhile, the Mumbai police has increased the security across all the beaches in Mumbai since revelers are expected to visit the beach for playing Holi.