Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | updated 03:59 PM IST

Dahi Handi: SC refuses to entertain plea seeking modification of restriction in height of human pyramid

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 13:30 IST

New Delhi, Aug.24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain plea seeking modification of restriction over height of human pyramid in Dahi Handi function.

It means that height of human pyramids would not exceed 20 feet in Dahi handi function.

A Dahi Handi organiser named 'jai jawan krida mandal govinda pathak' had sought relaxation in height restriction condition fixed at 20 feet.

The apex court had on August 17 upheld the Bombay High Court ruling that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet.

The apex court also said that children below 18 years should not be allowed in the Dahi Handi event.

In 2012, 170 people were admitted and in 2013, 190 people were seriously injured out of which 160 people were in the casualty department during the event, the petitioner said in the hearing.

Earlier, the Maharashtra Government had 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 a city-based social worker Swati Patil, who is the secretary of an NGO named Utkarsh Mahila Samajik Sansthaa.

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

Mumbai [India], Mar.23 (ANI): The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday asserted that the doctors on strike are ready to join as the Bombay High Court has assured to provide armed police personnel for their security.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Thursday stayed the FIR against comedian Kapil Sharma over an alleged illegal construction in his flat in suburban Goregaon.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Commenting on the participation of Chinese troops in Pakistan Day Celebration in Islamabad, security analyst Brigadier (Retd.) S.K. Chatterji said Thursday it is a friendly gesture being adopted by countries all across the globe.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): After the Election Commission allotted 'hat' symbol to V.K. Sasikala faction, senior leader M. Thambidurai on Thursday said they will continue with their efforts to stake claim to the 'two leaves' symbol as this decision is temporary.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Air Intelligence Unit officers on Thursday recovered drugs worth Rs. 64 lakh from a Sri Lankan national.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): In a grim reminder of the VVIP culture, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staff with his slipper over business class sitting issue.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Mar. 23 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday said that Kashmir is an integral part of India, adding Pakistan is unnecessary stirring a controversy by raising this issue repeatedly.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Karnataka Police's anti-rowdy squad on Thursday recovered fake currency worth Rs 1.28 crores and arrested two people in this regard.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the blackbuck poaching case involving actor Salman Khan and others till April 1.

Full Story >>

Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The snow-capped Gulmarg town in Jammu and Kashmir recently hosted a 15-day scout and guides camp that witnessed participation of hundreds of youth.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Mar. 24 (ANI): Asserting that women safety is the top priority of Yogi Adityanath-led government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday lashed out at the opposition for dubbing the anti-Romeo squad as Hindutva agenda and said it is a result of frustration as they failed to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh during their tenure.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Thanking India for its support over the recent London attack, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said Thursday that UK's collaboration with New Delhi over counter-terrorism is an important part of bilateral relations.

Full Story >>

Mumbai [India], Mar 23 (ANI): The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court asserting that they are ready to resume their duties if the government assures them adequate security.

Full Story >>

Chennai [Tamil Nadu], Mar 23 (ANI): The no confidence motion moved by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) against Speaker P. Dhanapal got defeated by voice vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Mar. 23 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday requested the resident doctors to withdraw their strike immediately and ensured them security.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing in connection with the plea of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) against the Delhi High Court order allowing the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to auction the Taj Mansingh Hotel, located in the Lutyen's zone, for next week.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan on Thursday said that All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) veteran E. Madhusudhanan is the only qualified candidate to carry forward late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's legacy.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the doctors on strike to resume their duties and give some time to the government for providing them proper security.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a meeting with the Members of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh and directed them not to interfere in the state of affairs in the politically crucial state.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all parties to file their response in the Babri Masjid case.

Full Story >>