In preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Kothakota Sreenivas Reddy issued an order on Thursday, enforcing Section 144 in the city.

The decision, in line with Election Commission guidelines dated June 8, 2023, aims to uphold public order and tranquility across Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Under the Section 144 decree, citizens are barred from carrying licensed arms throughout the election period. Additionally, the issuance of new arms licenses is suspended until the conclusion of the electoral process. Any display of arms during political rallies or gatherings in support of candidates is strictly prohibited.