DMP to restrict new year celebration programs in open spaces

  • December 30, 2023

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has asked people not to hold any events in public places on January 31st, which is the English New Year. To celebrate the New Year, all types of gatherings and festivals have been banned on roads, intersections, flyovers, and public spaces in the capital. This is because of the possible dangers that come with the holiday and the general state of law and order.

The DMP also asked people in the Dhaka metro area not to set off fireworks or firecrackers in public places and asked people not to fly sky lanterns in the city to celebrate the English New Year. By the way, DMP says that buying and selling fireworks, crackers, and sky lanterns is illegal everywhere in the city. The group said that during the New Year celebrations, there will be no open places for any kind of event, gathering, dance, song, or cultural program. After 8pm, people from outside the area are not allowed to enter Gulshan, Banani, or Baridhara. But people who live in these places can get in through certain routes after a certain time, as long as they can prove who they are. Non-residents are not allowed to enter the residential areas of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, and Dhaka University during the designated times. This helps keep these areas safe overall. After 6 p.m., no gatherings or events are allowed in the Hatirjheel area, and there are strict rules against stopping or parking cars to keep things running smoothly.