No human pyramid above 20 feet, Supreme Court says in Dahi-Handi verdict

| Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 16:58
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New Delhi: Upholding the Bombay High Court’s verdict in the Dahi-Handi case, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday observed that the height of human pyramids in festival should not exceed 20 feet from the ground.

The apex court also observed that children below 18 years of age should not be allowed to participate.

The Maharashtra Government had moved the apex court on August 3, seeking a clarification regarding the height of human pyramids for the celebrations after the Bombay HC noticed the government for its failure to obtain clarification from the apex court in this regard.

The Bombay HC had in 2014 ruled that children must not be allowed to participate in forming of human pyramid concerning safety means.

Dahi-Handi is one of the most popular events during the Janmasthami festival.

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