Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Raj Thackeray questions SC directives on Hindu festivals | The Indian Express

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday took on the judiciary, questioning the restrictions being put on Hindu festivals.

“Why are such restriction being placed only on Hindu festivals? Why has the court put so many restrictions on celebrating Dahi Handi? Why are similar restrictions not placed on the Moharram procession?” the MNS chief said at a hurriedly called press conference.

Thackeray was speaking out against the restrictions that the Supreme Court had placed on the maximum height of human pyramids for Dahi Handi and a ban on those below 18 years of age from participating in

Thackeray claimed that people have have been taking cognizance of noise pollution during Hindu festivals but are mum when it comes to speaking out against speakers installed on mosques. “They have placed restrictions on Dahi Handi. Tomorrow they will place restrictions on Ganesh festival and Navratri,” said Thackeray.

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