With the situation getting tense in the wake of shops being targeted and burning of vehicles over the Cauvery dispute, the Bengaluru City Police has imposed curfew in 16 areas of the city.
The police station limits where the curfew is applicable are: RR Nagar, Byatarayanpura, Magadi Road, Vijayanagar, Kengeri, KP Agrahara, Chandra Layout, Yeshwantpura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Peenya, RMC Yard, Rajgopal Nagar, Rajajinagar, Nandini Layout and Jnanabharathi.
Section 144 has been put in place for three days from September 12 to September 14.
The imposition of curfew under Section 144 of the Cr.PC implies the following:
Unlawful assembly of more than five people on the road not allowed. Prior approval from police is needed for gathering in a public place.
People are advised to stay indoors.
Anybody violating orders can be booked for rioting.
Only essential services are allowed. The activities that are exempted include medical and emergency services, cremations and festival celebrations.
Shops, establishments, schools and colleges to remain closed.
Flag marches will be conducted by police, armed reserves, central forces and rapid action forces.