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November 27, 2020

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Essential Services Maintenance Act summoned in Uttar Pradesh, Sec 144 in Lucknow

The Lucknow district administration, meanwhile, has exacted prohibitory orders under section 144 in the state capital.

The decision to summon ESMA comes in the wake of support extended by some state government employees unions to the nation-wide strike call given by central trade unions.

ESMA mandates imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or fine which may extend to Rs 1,000, or with both, to any person who instigates a strike which is criminal under this Act.

It also gives the police the right to arrest, without a warrant, anybody infringing the Act's provisions.

The Yogi government had last invoked ESMA in May this year. The ban on strikes will remain till May 2021.

Late Wednesday, the Lucknow district administration clasped Section 144 in the state capital.

The prohibitory orders committed in Lucknow will remain in force till December 1, according to the order issued by the state government.

The government spokesman said that this has been done in view of increasing cases of COVID-19 infections in the state capital despite all precautions.

No fresh event will be allowed in Lucknow without prior permission from the district authorities, the state government said in its order.