Durga Puja: Calcutta HC extends time of immersion on Oct 11 for household pujas

The bench directed the police to ensure safety, security and maintenance of peace and harmony during the immersion.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 9, 2016 6:47 am
Durga puja, Durga puja calcutta, Pujo, Durga puja idols, Idols immersion, Calcutta high court, Calcutta HC, Kolkata news, india news The relaxation of time for immersion would be applicable to household pujas and not for community pujas. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday extended the time of immersion of idols of household Durga Pujas for two hours till 6 pm in West Bengal on October 11.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice G C Gupta and Justice Arindam Sinha extended the time from 4 pm on Dashami (October 11), which is a day before Muharram, after hearing a PIL seeking relaxation of time limit.

One Sandipan Khan had moved the PIL seeking relaxation of time set by police stating that several households which hold Durga Pujas would immerse the idols only after sundown as per rituals.

The bench directed the police to ensure safety, security and maintenance of peace and harmony during the immersion.

The relaxation of time for immersion would be applicable to household pujas and not for community pujas.

Earlier, the police had directed that immersion of idols could be held till 4 pm on October 11.

On October 12, the day of Muharram, there would be no immersion of idols and immersion can again be held from 4 pm on October 13.

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    Rattihallirao
    Oct 9, 2016 at 12:54 am
    Good that HC intervenes immersions, a judicial committee will do,,eh.
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    1. M
      MANAV
      Oct 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm
      o silent ho ja nhi to mai violet ho jaunga,....violet ka matlab b pta h... komred h kya?
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        rightman
        Oct 9, 2016 at 12:58 am
        Every time Hindu festivals have to get permission and other communities do what and when they like Shame on Hindus
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          Patriot
          Oct 9, 2016 at 2:55 am
          The take permission because these festivals considered as violent festivals.
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          1. P
            Patriot
            Oct 9, 2016 at 2:54 am
            Throwing the water is called vasarjan. Fake god will remain only 8 days as god afterwards it lost god power to bless. Funny thing is Hindus are more logical in their day to day life but they more illogical and ignorant a d blind in respect of their belief.
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            1. S
              sid
              Oct 14, 2016 at 5:20 am
              why always hindus need to sacrafice
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