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Spitting offence – MHA

Spitting offence – MHA : 

  • MHA created a new act on Spitting under Section 51B of the Disaster Management Act.
  • 16 April 2020 Today Current Affairs: The Indian Government has created a Spitting in public act a punishable offence under the strict Disaster Management Act. the Union Ministry of Home Affairs shared this information about its revised guidelines.
  • According to new guidelines, everyone has to wear face masks in public places. it becomes mandatory now.
  • MHA declared spitting punishable under Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act. it also includes fine.
  • Before, under municipal laws in various cities, it was an offence but, it had not been taken seriously by people.
  • Some states of India such as Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand have already taken a step to ban tobacco products and spitting in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Finally, MHA applied law very strictly with imposing a ban on liquor, tobacco, gutka’s sales. MHA has made spitting prohibited in public places.

About the Ministry of Home Affairs –

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 15 August 1947

Spitting offence – MHA


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