Lock down – what does it mean, what is open and what is closed in India

Given the increased risk of corona virus infection, lockdown is becoming a problem in all cities across the country. People are being imprisoned in their own homes. Not only India, many countries of the world like China, Italy, Spain and London are in lockdown. So let’s know what this lockdown is, what is the legal format of lockdown and how is it done.

Simply put, Lock Down means lockout.
No official treatment has been found to prevent the transmission of corona virus. So the only way to avoid this is to protect the infected. Keeping in view the increasing number of infected persons in the country, they are also adopting social distribution. The Delhi government has also ordered closure of halls, schools and malls in theaters. On Sunday, metro service will also be closed in Delhi.


Parallel to the growing Corona, stringent steps are being taken by the administration. Most people are advised to stay home due to direct outbreaks. Section 144 has been implemented in every major city in India. The public has appealed to the Prime Minister to impose curfew on Sunday. Also, if the situation deteriorates in the coming days, then lockdown will have to be done.

What is lock down?

In fact, lockdown is an emergency system, officially implemented in the city at the time of an epidemic or disaster. In case of lock down, people of that area are not allowed to leave the house. They are only allowed to come out for medicine, cereals and essential commodities.

Why is the lockdown done?

Lockdown is applied to protect the health and risk of the local people living in a society or city. These days it is adopted in many countries regarding the transit of Corona, but even this is not strictly enforced. This time, instead of government, people are applying for themselves. For example, in many areas of ET, people have locked themselves in their homes. Also, lockdown has been implemented in the area where the infected person is found more.

Lock Down is under lockout in China, Denmark, London, the United States, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland and Spain, with increasing cases of Corona virus. It is noteworthy that, in China itself, the corona virus infection was the first time. So the first thing is a lockdown. Therefore, the government has asked people to stay in the house in a way.

Was there a lockdown before 2020?

The first Lock Down was held nationwide after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. The then US government closed there for three days. In December 2005, the New South Wales Police Force launched a lockout to stop the riots. Also on April 19, 2013, the city of Boston was closed in search of terrorists. After the Paris attacks in November 2015, the entire city of Brussels was closed in November 2015 to capture suspects.

What is Article 144?

Article 144 of the CRPC is enforced to establish peace or avoid co-emergency situations. This clause is applied when there is a security risk. No more than five or more persons can be assembled under this Act. A notification is issued by the local district officer. Internet service can also be suspended if required after implementing Section 144. Weapons are prohibited from possessing weapons. Section 144 cannot be imposed for more than two months. If the state government feels that it is still needed to remove the risk from the person’s life, it can be increased. In this case, it cannot be imposed for more than six months from the date of commencement of Article 144. According to Article 144 anyone can be prosecuted for illegal assembly. And a person can face a maximum jail term of three years for this.

What is curfew?

The curfew is imposed by the administration to avoid any public disturbances or public disturbances caused by people exiting. Under special circumstances, the administration has the legal authority to impose curfew. During the curfew, the public must remain indoors and legal action may be taken to remove the curfew. Essential services such as medical stores, hospitals, media can also be closed as per the circumstances. Even if there is a compulsion, the police cannot exit without permission. Only after the curfew pass is given by the police can you proceed.

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What is a public curfew?

The term public curfew suggests that it is spontaneous. No curfew imposed by law. But given the circumstances, people voluntarily choose to stay at home as responsible citizens of the country. In case of infectious infections such as corona, curfew is a sensible appeal to avoid contact with people. Exiting the house during a public curfew does not lead to any legal action. But staying in the house for so long is voluntary. Nevertheless, if it is necessary to get out of the house for life, it can be completed with proof of identity. Being able to leave home immediately after completing work would be more appropriate as a responsible citizen.

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