Delhi Police on Saturday appealed to the people to avoid public events on the festival of Holi and celebrate this festival in their homes, complying with the Kovid-19 epidemic guidelines. Police warned that strict action would be taken if they were caught celebrating the public festival during the festival.

In view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order on Tuesday, saying that there will be no public celebrations on the upcoming festivals like Holi and Navratri in the capital. Chief Secretary Vijay Dev has directed the officers to strictly follow the order.

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Citing the DDMA order, Delhi Police Public Relations Officer Chinmoy Biswal has called upon the people to comply with the Kovid-19 protocol. He said that during Holi, people will not be allowed to celebrate in public by gathering on grounds, parks, markets or religious places.

He said that according to the order of DDMA, people are not allowed to play Holi after gathering in large numbers. Delhi Police appeals to the general public to celebrate the festival of Holi with family members at home. If a case of playing Holi comes together in large numbers outside the house, then strict legal action will be taken against those involved.

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