Calcutta HC's Durga immersion verdict is a slap to Mamata Banerjee: BJP's Dilip Ghosh

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The Calcutta High Court today revoked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's order on Durga idol immersion and instructed the police to make separate routes for both Durga idol immersion and Muharram processions.

The court added that Durga idol immersion can continue till 12 am on all days, including on Muharram.

Reacting to the development, West Bengal BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said that the Calcutta High has given a slap to CM Mamata Banerjee for trying to obstruction a Hindu festival. Speaking to Zee 24 Ghanta, Dilip Ghosh said that Mamata government has lost many cases in the High Court and it is yet to learn its lessons. He also said that Mamata Banerjee created a controversy unnecessarily by passing the order merely a month ahead of Durga Puja. Last year also the HC had overruled Mamata Banerjee's decision regarding Durga idol immersion.

Earlier during the hearing, the court said that one cannot impose restrictions on the basis of a mere assumption of law and order disruption over the state government's notification. Acting Chief Justice of Rakesh Tiwary of Calcutta High Court asked the State Government, "Just because you are the state, can you pass arbitrary order? Prohibition means that you are taking last step first."

They further said, "If you (State Government) get a dream, that something will go wrong, you cannot impose restrictions." Last month, the West Bengal government issued an order that cited that the immersion of Durga idols would not be allowed after 6 p.m. on September 30 and on October 1, on the account of Muharram. The time was later extended to 10 p.m.

With agency inputs
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