Published On : Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

Can’t Durga Puja, Muharrum be held together, asks court

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal over notification imposing restrictions on Durga idol immersion (Vijaya Dashami) and Muharram falling on the same day.

The court, while hearing a plea against the directive, said that the Mamata administration must not create communal distinction and let people live in harmony. The court also asked why two communities can’t celebrate together.

“When you (state government) are firm, there is communal harmony in the state. Why are you creating communal distinction between the two? Let them live in harmony. Do not create a line between them. Let them live together,” the court observed.