Published On : Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Dahi handi height stays 20 feet, SC rejects plea

Dahi Handi
New Delhi/Nagpur
: The Supreme Court rejects plea for increasing the height of the dahi handi pyramid above 20 feet. A bench comprising justices A R Dave, U U Lalit and L Nageswara Rao heard the plea as the festival is to be celebrated tomorrow across the country.

The fresh plea was filed by Mumbai-based Jai Jawan Krida Mandal Govinda Pathak.

The organisation says that now that the youth below 18 years of age have been barred from participating in the Dahi Handi ritual, the cap on the height of the human pyramid should be relaxed as adventure is part of every sport.

If there is no adventure in a game, then there is no point in celebrating it, the Krida Mandal says.The Supreme Court had earlier refused to relax conditions put by the Bombay High Court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in ‘Dahi- Handi’ ritual of the Janmashtami festival in Maharashtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.