Supreme Court to Clarify Age Limit For Participation In Dahi Handi Competitions
The Supreme Court is likely to pass an order on Wednesday regarding Maharashtra Government’s plea seeking a clarification as to whether a person below 18-years of age can participate in a Dahi-Handi ritual; and if the human pyramid formation could be taller than 20 feet.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) last month, the High Court had directed the state government to approach the apex court on its order on the height of human pyramids.
The High Court had on August 11, 2014, ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet and children below 18 years should not be allowed to participate in the Dahi-Handi function.
The issue had cropped up on a contempt petition filed by city-based social worker Swati Patil, who is the secretary of an NGO named Utkarsh Mahila Samajik Sansthaa.
Patil alleged that Maharashtra Government and others were not following earlier orders of the Bombay High Court on the height of human pyramids during Dahi Handi celebrations.
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