Man Arrested In Maharashtra For Breaking Supreme Court’s Law On Janmashtami Celebration Of Dahi Handi

The Logical Indian

August 25th, 2016 / 6:52 PM

Source & Image: NDTV

Owing to staggering number of injuries in the dahi handi festival of Janmashtami, the Supreme Court of India had set the directions that the human pyramids that are formed to celebrate the festival should be restricted to the limit of 20 feet height.

However, a man called Avinash Yadav openly defied the SC’s order during the celebration in Thane Maharashtra. He wore a t-shirt with a message “I will break the law” in Marathi and strung up the dahi handi at the height of 49 feet.

The police intervened and arrested Yadav under the charge of wilfully disobeying order by public servant. On his arrest, Yadav told that he will only follow the orders of his boss, the chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray.

SC had barred anyone below 18 to participate in the human pyramid, however, children wearing protective headgears were seen climbing the pyramids. Music was also being played at almost 100 decibels, where the limit is 50 decibels.

At least, 300 people were injured and one died in accident while during the dahi handi celebration in Maharashtra, where Janmashtami is a prime festival.

We should celebrate festivals with caution. If public representatives provoke their followers to break the law, then there is very little hope that things will improve. We hope law takes action against those who defied SC order.


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