A petition was filed in Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the Bombay High Court order of regulating the height of human pyramids and ban participation of minors during the Dahi Handi festival in Maharashtra.
Uddhav Thackeray welcomed the Bombay High Court`s ruling banning minors from participating in human pyramids during Dahi Handi celebrations, but also asked the court to "pay attention" to the loudspeakers atop mosques.
Terming Bombay High Court`s order banning participation of those below 18 years of age in the human pyramids during Dahi Handi celebrations as "unjust", an umbrella body of Govinda groups today said it would continue the "age-old tradition" regardless of the directive.
The Bombay High Court in a significant ruling has ordered that only those above 18 years of age can participate in the pitcher-breaking competition that is held to celebrate the Krishna Janmashtmi festival.
Chants of ‘Aale Re Aala, Govinda Aala’ reverberated across Mumbai on Thursday as the maximum city got together for the dahi handi festival to celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.