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Social activist Medha Patekar arrested in Allahabad

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Lucknow: Social activist Medha Patekar was arrested in Allahabad on Saturday, police said.

She was on her way to Kachari village when police tried to prevent her from going ahead, fearing tension in the area. As she refused to abort the plan, senior police officials arrested her and took her to the police lines.

Patkar was going to attend an event in the village on the death anniversary of a social activist Banwari Lal Sharma and was later also due to meet families of some people arrested for opposing the land acquisition in the area.

Patkar was detained at the guest house at Allahabad university. But she was arrested as she began to move towards a rally venue and staged a sit-in.

Patkar was demanding immediate release of people arrested for opposing land acquisition by the government authorities in that area.

(IANS)

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DJs Banned by Allahabad High Court for Violating Noise Rules

Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules

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Rajasthan High Court said the state government had imposed a ban on the use of plastic carry bags across the State in 2010 but this has not sufficiently worked on the ground. Pixabay

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.

Announcing its verdict, the court has asked the state government to ensure that no noise pollution rules are violated in the state.

The decision was given by a bench of Justice P.K.S. Baghel and Justice Pankaj Bhatia on a public interest litigation filed by advocate Sushil Chandra Srivastava, an Allahabad resident.

The court said that violation of noise pollution laws were a violation of the fundamental rights of citizens, and directed all district magistrates to ensure compliance of the court order in their respective districts.

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he order is significant in view of the upcoming festive season that includes Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri. Pixabay

The order is significant in view of the upcoming festive season that includes Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri.

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It may be recalled that the Yogi Adityanath government had recently given permission to DJs in the Kanwar Yatras. (IANS)

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