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Oct 11, 2017
Supreme Court bans sale of crackers: Intention's good, but move likely to trigger opposite set of reactionsIn absence of the violation of a specific law through sale or bursting of crackers, the ban may be seen as an example of judicial overreach.
Oct 10, 2017
SC ban on firecrackers: Soon there will be petitions against Hindu cremations, says Tripura governorTripura governor Tathagata Roy dubbed the petition against the sale of firecrackers filed in the Supreme Court's as a move to single out Hindus festivals in the name of pollution.
Aug 16, 2017
Two Govindas dead, 117 injured in Dahi-Handi related incidents across MumbaiBombay HC had refused to cap the heights of Dahi Handi human pyramids but the state govt had assured the court that it would ensure that children below 14 years of age would not participate.
Aug 14, 2017
Mumbai Police tighten security as Independence Day coincides with Dahi Handi festivitiesThe Mumbai Police are on high alert and have tightened the security ahead of Independence Day on Tuesday which coincides with Dahi Handi celebrations this year
Aug 07, 2017
Dahi Handi festival: Children under 14 years of age not allowed to participate, says Bombay HCThe Bombay High Court accepted Maharashtra government's statement to not allow children below the age of 14 years to participate in the 'Dahi Handi' festival.
Jul 17, 2017
Bombay HC pulls up Maharashtra govt over making Dahi Handi an 'adventure sport', allowing minor participantsThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to clarify the grounds for classifying 'Dahi Handi' as an adventure sport in 2015
Jan 20, 2017
Jallikattu protest: Courts must view public sentiment with more sympathyIts approach to jallikattu has been different. It bans what locals say is a hugely popular sport in parts of Tamil Nadu, a 2000-year-old tradition. The reason is cruelty to bulls used in the taming game.
Aug 30, 2016
Political defiance to SC ruling on Dahi Handi restrictions is not for society's welfareOrganised defiance, like the support of the defiance of the Supreme Court order restricting the height of pyramids to 20 feet, does not bode well for the well-being of a society.
Aug 26, 2016
Supreme Court's Dahi handi regulations flouted by numerous Mumbai organisationsSeveral organisations in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai celebrated Krishna Janmashtami on Thursday, flouting the Supreme Court order on 'Dahi Handi' height and expressing their protest with black bands.
Aug 25, 2016
Krishna Janmashtami: Dahi Handi celebrations continue in Mumbai, Thane despite SC orderHowever, in adjoining Thane district, a Dahi Handi was strung up at 49 feet on Thursday morning, more than double the height allowed by the Supreme Court.