The petitioner has been reprimanded by the Nagpur Bench of the Mumbai High Court for questioning why you always oppose Hindu festivals. The petitioners have withdrawn the petition after the High Court ordered them to withdraw the petition or pay the fine.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Ganeshotsav started by Lokmanya Tilak. The state government has organized various competitions in this regard. The Civil Rights Committee of Nagpur had filed a petition in the High Court claiming that the government had organized the competition only for a particular religion. The petition was heard on Wednesday. The petitioners alleged that the government was spending money by competing for a particular religion. The High Court questioned this. The government has also spent for the initiation ground and big crown in Nagpur. The High Court asked the petitioners why you always file a petition against a festival of only one religion.
The Civil Rights Protection Committee had earlier moved the High Court against Ravana Dahan. Even then, the High Court had imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioners. This year marks the 125th anniversary of Ganeshotsav started by Lokmanya Tilak. The state government has organized competitions in this regard. Various competitions like Best Decoration, Best Sculptor have been organized. Prizes of lakhs of rupees have also been placed in these decorative competitions. The petitioners objected to the extravagance of these competitions.
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