Courts should not meddle in matters of Tradition, says Raj Thackeray , upset over SC curbs on 'Dahi-handi'
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday expressed reservations over the Supreme Court banning participation of minors in the 'Dahi-Handi' festival, saying that courts should refrain from meddling in matters of tradition and culture.
Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday expressed reservations over the Supreme Court banning participation of minors in the 'Dahi-Handi' festival, saying that courts should refrain from meddling in matters of tradition and culture.
"The courts should not interfere in festivals, which have been happening for years together. The courts are taking all the decisions. If this goes on, why have the Assembly or Lok Sabha elections? Let the courts decide on everything," Thackeray said.
The Supreme Court yesterday refused to relax conditions put by the Bombay High Court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in 'Dahi-Handi' ritual of the Janmashtami festival in Maharashtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.
"The judiciary has been harsh on Hindu festivals," the MNS chief said. He questioned why no action was taken on the issue of children participating in 'Muharram'.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is not being serious enough on the Dahi Handi issue, he said.
"The government should have given good lawyers in the Supreme Court to argue our case. The Chief Minister is responsible for this," he said.
The 'Dahi-Handi' festivals in Mumbai have been a huge draw for crowds as politicians cutting across all parties promise crores of rupees for the pots to be broken, however they are kept at impossible heights.
Many people die every year after falling off the pyramid and suffer serious spinal injuries.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
DTE Maharashtra admissions 2020: Apply online for diploma courses at dtemaharashtra.gov.in by 25 August
The physical verification of documents will be held between 11 and 25 August and a provisional merit list will be out on 28 August
Maharashtra govt striving to avoid 2nd COVID-19 wave, Uddhav Thackeray tells Narendra Modi in review meeting
Modi held a meeting with CMs of Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh to review COVID-19 measures
Uddhav Thackeray reviews COVID-19 situation in Pune, says 'collective efforts' needed to curb pandemic
The chief minister chaired a meeting of elected representative and took stock of the local administration's response to the pandemic so far