Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave permission to the Maharashtra government to hold a 'Maharashtra Night' event at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai to kick-start the 'Make in India Week' programme.
Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the event will be attended by leaders from 56 countries and 10,000 delegates.
The Maharashtra government had approached the Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court denied permission for the event citing guidelines issued by an HC appointed committee in 2005 on what activities and functions can be permitted to be held at the Chowpatty beach.
The High Court observed that the 'Make in India' violated these guidelines, hence the event cannot be granted permission.
Appearing for the government, the Solicitor General argued before the SC that the idea behind holding such an event is to attract investments in Maharashtra. The SG also pointed out that certain events have been allowed to be held at Girgaum beach in the past also.