Police permit necessary for idol immersion on Muharram: Mamata sidesteps HC order

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Speaking to News18.com, Banerjee claimed the media had "erred" in reporting that the High Court had revoked the government's ban on idol immersion on Muharram, October 1.

A division bench of Justice Rakesh Tiwari and Justice Harish Tandon ordered the state government on Thursday to plan the routes of Muharrum's procession and idol immersion separately and in such a way that those did not overlap.

Mamata Banerjee had angrily reacted to the Calcutta High Court's verdict on Durga idol immersion on Thrusday. The authorities are anxious that people from outside may try to foment trouble.

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"We are not going to move Supreme Court because the Calcutta High Court order is actually in our favour". The court directive followed an earlier state government order restricting immersion on September 30 till 6 pm and a complete ban on October 1 on account of Muharram.The court ordered that immersion be allowed till 12 midnight on all days beginning September 30, that is Dashami.Today's meeting reviewed all aspects of the law and order.

"Let them live in harmony". According to police sources, police will have the right to turn down any application if it feels that the immersion procession might lead to law and order problems. Read Also: Actress Kajol with mom Tanuja unveils the first look of North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga idolElected public representatives of Trinamool Congress will try to persuade such applicants to refrain from insisting immersion on October 1. It was decided in the meeting, headed by chief minister, Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat of Nabanna here on Friday. Place facts with logic.

The decision started a controversy as BJP and RSS termed the state's order as unconstitutional. After the final disposal of the case, the order of the court could be used for future reference if there is any clash of dates between Muharrum and Durga Puja. "You are exercising extreme power without any concrete logic".

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