Mumbai: Supreme Court restraints On Dahi Handi


Dahi Handi is the way of celebrating and representing the Krishna Janmashtami the birth of lord Krishna but making of human pyramid is not only dangerous but life taking.

Supreme Court over organising Dahi Handi in Mumbai has restricted the age limit of participants to 18 years and height of human pyramid to 20 fts.

The Guinness record holder Jai Jawan Govinda Pathak erects the highest human pyramid of nine tires with Spanish group. Jogeshwari team says that they will file a fresh petition in the court on Wednesday.

Sandeep Dhawle, the coach of the mandal, said, “We will file a petition tomorrow. It would only be opposing the height restrictions. If the court doesn’t agree to it, we can do nothing but obey the rules.”

Mahesh Sawant, a team member of Jai Jawan Govinda Pathak, said they were disappointed with the apex court order. “Rest everything is fine, but the height restriction is a bit too much. It was they who had earlier declared the activity as a sport. We had been practising for over two months when they suddenly give a verdict against the usual festivities,” he said.

However, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a fresh plea seeking to relax over 20-feet height of the human pyramid fixed by it for the ritual.

Wefornews Bureau

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