Smearing a cake on someone’s face in public place can get you to jail in Gujarat
After the PUBG ban, Surat police has taken a step against another growing public nuisance: that of birthday celebrations that turn slightly violent.
The Gujarat city police commissioner has issued prohibitory orders on Monday concerning smearing cake, adhesive tapes and throwing foam or chemicals during birthday celebrations in public spaces. You can’t smear someone’s face with cake in public and if you are caught doing that, you go to jail.
The Police commissioner, Satish Sharma issued the orders after instances of some people celebrating birthdays in public where they thrashed people for fun.
According to the order, the police have emphasized that they can arrest any person found violating this order in a public area under Section 144 of the CrPC.
The reason for the ban? The order says that the move has been initiated to stop people from damaging public property or harming an individual during birthday celebrations.
Lawyer Apar Gupta, who has a copy of the order, translated in English from Gujarati, says this order is worrisome and has stated his reasons, as to why.
The focus may be on the smearing cake bit, the main part of the order reads how it is primarily to avoid public nuisance where there are the chances of applying harmful substances onto a person, forcefully.