HC asks Maharashtra govt to clarify grounds for classifying ‘Dahi Handi’ as an adventure sport

HC asks Maharashtra govt to clarify grounds for classifying ‘Dahi Handi’ as an adventure sport

The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government to clarify the grounds for classifying ‘Dahi Handi’ as an adventure sport in 2015 and permitting minors to participate in the festival.
A division bench of Justices R M Savant and Sadhana Jadhav raised the query while hearing a petition seeking contempt action against BJP leader Ashish Shelar and others for flouting conditions and restrictions laid down by the high court for the Dahi Handi festival in 2015.

Apart from Shelar, the petition also sought contempt action against former Mumbai BJP’s youth wing president Ganesh Pandey and the then principal secretary of the department concerned in the state. The bench directed the government to respond to its queries and posted the matter for further hearing on August 4.

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