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Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maharashtra's plea today

Updated: Aug 09, 2016 07:52 IST      
Dahi Handi festival: SC to hear Maharashtra's plea today

New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the Maharashtra Government's plea seeking clarification on its earlier order concerning the height of human pyramids for the Dahi-Handi celebrations.

The Maharashtra Government moved the apex court on August 3, seeking a clarification regarding the height of human pyramids for the celebrations after the Bombay High Court last week pulled up the government for its failure to obtain clarification from the apex court in this regard.

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) last month, the high court had directed the state government to approach the apex court on its order on the height of human pyramids.

The high court had on August 11, 2014 ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet and children below 18 years should not be allowed to participate in the Dahi-Handi function.

The issue had cropped up on a contempt petition filed by city-based social worker Swati Patil, who is the secretary of NGO Utkarsh Mahila Samajik Sanstha.

Patil alleged that the Maharashtra Government and others were not following earlier orders of the Bombay High Court on the height of human pyramids during Dahi-Handi celebrations. (ANI)

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