The Calcutta High Court set aside West Bengal government’s order banning immersion of Durga idol on account of Muharram on Thursday. The court in its order permitted the immersion of idol till 12 am on all days including Muharram.
The HC asked the police officials to ensure that the routes are designated for immersion and Tazia. The verdict came a day after HC slammed Mamata government for hindering a people’s right to practice religion.
It said the government has made an assessment on the basis of a mere assumption of law and order disruption. It must offer sound reasons for doing so, the court added.
“Let them (Hindus and Muslims) live in harmony, do not create a line between them,” said acting Chief Justice, Rakesh Tiwary.
It asked the government to provide a “concrete ground” for its decision to stop the immersion of idols after 10 pm on 30 September and on 1 October.