Bombay High Court On Dussehra Rally: Uddhav Thackeray has got permission from the High Court for a ‘Dussehra rally’ at Shivaji Park. At the same time, the Eknath Shinde faction has got a big setback from the Bombay High Court. High Court Eknath Shinde On behalf of the faction, the petition of MLA from Dadar Sada Sarwankar has been rejected. Calling himself the original Shiv Sena, Sada Sarwankar had demanded a Dussehra rally and intervened in the petition of Uddhav Thackeray.
What did the court say while granting permission?
The Bombay High Court has given permission to Uddhav Thackeray for the Dussehra rally, but has also said some important things. The High Court has said that special care should be taken that law and order should be maintained. At the same time, the court has said that the event has been going on for so many years and till now no incident has happened. The court said that the government’s GR has given a fixed day for organizing the Dussehra rally.
What did BMC say in court?
Like BMC, lawyer Milind Sathe presented his side. He said that the law and order situation may worsen because of both the sides of Shiv Sena. Also, there may be a dispute between the two groups regarding the installation of hoardings. He said that during the Ganpati festival also there was a clash between two factions of Shiv Sena and this tension is still intact. Milind Sathe said that the police have informed the BMC about the deteriorating law and order situation and Shivaji Park is a sensitive place.
What’s the matter?
The BMC did not allow both the Shiv Sena factions to organize the rally to be held at Shivaji Park. This information was given by BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Thursday. He had told that if any one group is allowed to rally in terms of law and order, there can be a serious problem in Shivaji Park, so BMC sent a letter to both the factions not to allow Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park.
When did you ask for permission?
Significantly, on 22 August, Anil Desai of the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena had sought permission from the BMC for the Shiv Sena’s Dussehra rally to be held at Shivaji Park. After this, on August 30, Shinde faction MLA Sada Sarvankar also applied to the BMC to organize a Dussehra rally.