Earlier this year, the Gujarat police had banned the game PUBG in Rajkot and arrested several college students. 

On Monday, in a similar move, the Surat police passed orders banning the smearing of cakes during birthday celebrations in public places like parks and BRTS corridors.

According to Firstpost, the order also prohibited using adhesive tapes and throwing foam or chemicals.


It was issued after multiple instances of people getting thrashed during these celebrations were reported. Lawyer Apar Gupta posted a copy of the order on Twitter.

Another user provided a translation of the order.

Under Section 144 of the CrPC, the police can arrest any person found violating the smearing ban. According to the order, it has been implemented to stop people from damaging public property or harming others during birthday celebrations.


The notification is valid till 12 July, and bans ‘violent late-night birthday parties in public places, especially roadsides, involving college goers or high school students’.