SC to hear Maharashtra Govt.'s affidavit in Dahi Handi case

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 11:00 IST

New Delhi [India] Aug 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today conduct a hearing on the affidavit filed by the Maharashtra Government in connection with the 'Dahi Handi' case. The affidavit states that the Maharashtra Police has issued guidelines for the said event, according to which, the organisers are directed to make arrangements for mattresses for all the Dahi Handi events across the state. To ensure the participants' safety, chest guard helmets and safety belts will be provided. All the participants will be registered for the security purpose. In the guidelines, it has also been stated that a strong network of nylon rope will be used at every venue. Moreover, first aid and ambulances will be ready at the venue. The participants should be given medical facility immediately after being wounded and sent to the hospital, the guidelines stated. The court had earlier banned youth below the age of 18 to participate in Dahi Handi rituals and restricted the height of the human pyramid to 20 feet. (ANI)