Press Esc to close
Tuesday 21 February 2017
News updated at 5:25 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 17.7°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Shiv Sena allowed to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park

Mumbai, Oct 8 , 2013 (IANS)


After a tough fight, the Shiv Sena Tuesday won the Bombay High Court's approval to hold its annual Dussehra rally - its first after party supremo Bal Thackeray's death last November - at the Shivaji Park in Dadar as usual.

A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sanklecha granted the permission after observing that it was not a "political rally, but a socio-cultural function".
The court also directed the Shiv Sena controlled BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to allow the party to hold its rally as planned Oct 13.

The high court had last year directed Shiv Sena to explore alternative venues for future Dussehra rallies as Shivaji Park falls under a silence zone.

Accordingly, any function can be organised there only after court permission.
The Shiv Sena has been approaching the Bombay High Court regularly since 2010 after Shivaji Park became a silent zone following a PIL filed by the Wecom Trust.

The Shiv Sena moved the high court this year pleading that the alternative MMRDA Ground in Bandra was east was not easily accessible to the people and it had demanded a huge fee of Rs.7 million for a five-hour function.

The Wecom Trust had opposed the petition, but the BMC and state government said that since the rally had been a tradition of over four decades, they had no objection if it was permitted at Shivaji Park.

Granting the permission, the court also ordered a committee of senior officials and Wecom Trust members to monitor the rally, record any violations of the anti-noise pollution laws and submit its report by Oct 28.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Centre) and Chairman Nandan Nilekani during an event on...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Centre) and Chairman Nandan Nilekani during an event on...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Olympian Dipa Karmakar during...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Olympian Dipa Karmakar during...

Bollywood Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan during the first screening of Film...

Bollywood Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan during the first screening of Film...

King's XI Punjab team Mentor Virendra Sehwag during the IPL...

King's XI Punjab team Mentor Virendra Sehwag during the IPL...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Assistant Coach VVS Laxman during the IPL...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Assistant Coach VVS Laxman during the IPL...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussing during an event on startup stalwarts of India...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussing during an event on startup stalwarts of India...

Tamil Nadu left-arm seamer T Natarajan, son of a porter, gestures in...

Tamil Nadu left-arm seamer T Natarajan, son of a porter, gestures in...

An Olive Ridley Turtle returning to the sea after nesting at the Podampeta...

An Olive Ridley Turtle returning to the sea after nesting at the Podampeta...

A Cheetah cub licks it's handler on the BUILD Speaker Series...

A Cheetah cub licks it's handler on the BUILD Speaker Series...

A fisherman moving his boat during rains in...

A fisherman moving his boat during rains in...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523