Assam Govt relaxes night curfew for Uruka


Guwahati: The Assam government has relaxed night curfew for Uruka to a certain extent so that people can celebrate their Uruka feast while at the same time adhering to existing COVID-19 guidelines. 

As per the relaxation, night curfew which normally ends at 6 AM everyday has been preponed to 4 AM tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 13) to allow people to carry out marketing — particularly buying fishes — since fish markets start businesses from pre-dawn hours on Uruka morning. On the other hand, the night curfew will be clamped at 11 PM instead of 10 tomorrow, thereby giving people an extra hour to conclude their community feasts and return home.

“We have decided to provide some relaxations to the people for Uruka celebrations. We will lift night curfew at 4 AM instead of 6 AM tomorrow while clamping the restrictions at 11 PM instead of 10 at night,” announced Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta at Dispur.

Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma had also announced about the restrictions on Tuesday, while at the same time, turning down demands for total lifting of restrictions for the festivities saying restrictions were needed in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the State and that people who are against night curfew and other measures will jeopardise the health and well-being of the people.