The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed immersion of Durga idols in West Bengal till 12 am on all days including Muharram, setting aside the state government’s previous decision to not immerse idols on Muharram day.
The court also asked the police to ensure that specific routes are designated for immersion and Tazia.
The court began hearing the plea on Wednesday where it questioned the state government’s decision to not immerse Durga idols on Muharram day and asked why the two communities cannot celebrate their festivals together.
“If you get a dream, that something will go wrong, you cannot impose restrictions,” the Calcutta High Court told the West Bengal government.
The acting chief justice of Calcutta High Court told Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress that there is a difference between regulation and prohibition, reports ANI.
“Just because you are the state, can you pass arbitrary order?” questioned the court.
The court rebuked the Mamata government saying that it was exercising extreme power without any basis.