Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Mamata holds meeting over Durga idol immersion

Mamata holds meeting over Durga idol immersion

The court had said before Thursday on the matter that the government cannot interfere in the faith of the people.

The state government had earlier issued a notification banning immersion of Durga idols on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (on 30 September), after 10 pm and on 1 October, the day Muharram is scheduled to be observed.

"Yesterday, most of the media reported wrongly information that the High Court revoked the state government's decision on banning immersion on Muharram day".

Asked to explain, Banerjee said, "In the court's order, it is categorically mentioned that the immersion is only allowed if "found permissible".

Questioning the West Bengal government's curbs on Durga idol immersion, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday said the state can not hinder a citizen's right to practise religion on the basis of a mere assumption of law and order disruption and must provide sound reasons for doing so.

Mamata reacted dramatically to the court ruling saying, "Someone can slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do".

Calcutta High Court on Thursday reversed the West Bengal government's order postponing the immersion of Durga idol by a day keeping Muharram procession planned for the same day in mind.

They further said, "If you (State Government) get a dream, that something will go wrong, you can not impose restrictions".

CM Mamata Banerjee convened a high-level meeting with the senior officials on Friday to take a call on whether to allow immersions on Muharram. The court had said that the government wanted to create a rift between two communities.

While condemning the critics accusing Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that it is humiliating to her.

She said these things are insulting. "If I go to a Muslim festival, people term it as appeasement". I believe in all the religions.

Like this: