Mumbai celebrates Krishna Janmashtami in style, despite SC's orders on height restrictions [Photos]

Despite a Supreme Court order on height restrictions, several organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai celebrated the dahi-handi ritual on Janmashtami with protests, black bands and black flags on Thursday

FP Staff August 25, 2016 18:10:23 IST
On Thursday, despite a Supreme Court order on height restrictions, several organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai celebrated the dahi-handi ritual on Janmashtami with protests, black bands and black flags. Sanjay Sawant
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On Thursday, despite a Supreme Court order on height restrictions, several organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai celebrated the dahi-handi ritual on Janmashtami with protests, black bands and black flags. Sanjay Sawant
Several politically-backed organisations of the estimated 1,500-plus groups who conduct the event flouted the apex court order. The court had set a 20 foot or four-tier height limit for the human pyramids to be formed for the occasion of the festival that marks Lord Krishna's birthday. Sanjay Sawant
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Several politically-backed organisations of the estimated 1,500-plus groups who conduct the event flouted the apex court order. The court had set a 20 foot or four-tier height limit for the human pyramids to be formed for the occasion of the festival that marks Lord Krishna's birthday. Sanjay Sawant
While one Dadar organisation built a 'horizontal' pyramid on the ground and then broke the pot at a height of more than 30 feet, but the Govinda climbed a ladder to break it. Sanjay Sawant
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While one Dadar organisation built a 'horizontal' pyramid on the ground and then broke the pot at a height of more than 30 feet, but the Govinda climbed a ladder to break it. Sanjay Sawant