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West Bengal: Despite high court ruling, Mamata Banerjee ban Durga visarjan on Muharram

West Bengal: Despite high court ruling, Mamata Banerjee ban Durga visarjan on Muharram

West Bengal
The West Bengal government has announced that during this year's Durga puja, idol immersion or visarjan ceremony will not be allowed a day after Vijaya Dashami on October 1, due to Muharram. This comes despite such a decision being struck down by the Calcutta High Court after it was challenged by multiple Public Interest Litigations (PIL) filed last year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the decision during a meeting with Durga puja organisers in Kolkata on Wednesday evening. "On Vijaya Dashami, immersion has to end by 6 PM as Muhurram processions will be taken out after that. If both happen together at the same time, there may be problems. I am seeking your cooperation on this. Some people will try to bank on this opportunity and create all kinds of provocation, using Hindus a...