COVID-19 News: FIR Filed Against A Bride And Groom’s Parents For Hosting A Wedding With 200 Guests In Chembur
Amidst the rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, a wedding with about 200 people was organized in Chembur in Mumbai. An FIR is filed against the host for the same.
Since the last few weeks, the COVID-19 cases have been seeing a rising graph once again in India, especially in Maharashtra and Karnataka. In Maharashtra, the cases have been the highest in Yavatmal, Amravati, and Mumbai. Amidst these rising cases, a family organized a wedding party in Mumbai, where over 200 people had gathered.
The wedding took place on 21 February in Chembur in Mumbai, where over 200 people had gathered, and many of them were not wearing masks. Besides the absence of masks, the people had also broken the social distancing norms. A video of the event went viral, where people can be seen without masks and standing very close to each other in a compact space.
There were extremely high chances of an infection spreading with the way this function was going on. Due to this fact, an FIR was filed after a complaint by the BMC was reported. The FIR was filed against the Chhedanagar Gymkhana, where the wedding was organized, and against the parents of the bride and the groom, under sections 188, 269, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
Sections 188, 269, and 34 of the IPC were brought into enforcement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hence restricting people from gathering in big groups and organizing events that can cause the spread of this deadly disease.
After the cases began rising once again and the people were still in some relief from the lockdown, the Maharashtra government had made a separate rule for wedding ceremonies. The rule mentioned that a maximum of only 50 people can gather for a wedding. Since this rule was broken in this wedding, gathering over 200 people, a complaint was filed against them.
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