Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on 20 ft high human pyramid for Dahi Handi festival

| Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:34
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the ' Dahi Handi ' plea and refused to lift any restriction on 20 feet high human pyramids during the 'Dahi Handi' festival.
Upholding the Bombay High Court's verdict in the case, the Supreme Court of India observed that the height of human pyramids in festival should not exceed 20 feet from the ground.
The apex court has also directed that children below 18 years of age should not be allowed to participate.
The Maharashtra Government had moved the SC 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.

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