Mamta govt may move SC on Durga Puja idol immersion order


Kolkata, 22 September(Wishav Warta): The West Bengal government will decide on Friday whether to approach the Supreme Court against a decision by the Calcutta high court that put on hold a controversial order restricting the immersion of idols on Durga Puja on account of Muharram.

The high court pulled up the Mamata Banerjee administration for “arbitrary” use of powers on Thursday and said idol immersion will continue on all days, including October 1, which is Muharram. The state government had banned immersions after 10pm on September 30, the last day of the five-day Puja, and October 1 to ward off possible communal clashes.

“The decision will be finalised at a meeting with the chief minister at midday after considering the pros and cons of the move,” said a senior minister of the state.



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