The Bombay High Court has asked citizens and police officials to immediately handle all formalities related to Vijay Tarun Mandal from Kalyan, which was not allowed to celebrate Ganapati due to its objectionable theme and audio-video display. Government of the day.
After Mandal agreed to delete portions of the audio transcript and alter the video clip, which, according to officials, was objectionable.
Mandal approached the court against the police officials and the Kalyan-Dombivli Corporation. Ganapati Mandals place decorative themes on festivals to convey a message. This particular mandal in Kalyan presented a theme inspired by the recent political crisis in Maharashtra.
Over 40 MLAs, led by Eknath Shinde, had a theme on the issue that had split the Shiv Sena. The decorations showed the Shiv Sena as an ancient tree that did not care if the fruits were stolen or the branches were cut.
On Tuesday night, the Kalyan police seized the decorations and ordered Mandal to replace them, citing complaints against the theme. Mandal challenged the police action in the Bombay High Court saying that no political party or leaders were identified in the scene, and that no one should have any objection.
As the Bombay High Court was on vacation, a bench comprising Justices Revathi Mohide Tere and MJ Jamdar took up Mandal’s plea in chambers. Additional Commissioner of Police East Zone, Kalyan, Zone-3 Deputy Commissioner, Kalyan and Senior Police Inspector, Mahatma Phule Chowk Police Station were also present for the investigation.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, who was present in the House, said that the appropriate permissions for loudspeaker and traffic NOCs will be issued before 6 pm on Friday.
The Additional Commissioner of Police assured the court that he would inform the concerned officials of the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation to ensure compliance with the order passed by the court.
During the hearing, the court was provided with a modified copy of the audio script and video clip and officials said they accept it.
The court is hearing the case again for adjournment on September 5.
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