Government Moves Supreme Court On Idol Immersion Issue
The state government has moved the Supreme Court against the High Court orders banning Plaster of Paris Ganesh idol immersion in the Hussain Sagar and other lakes.
Hyderabad | 14th September 2021
Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas today said that the state government had moved the Supreme Court against the High Court orders against Plaster of Paris Ganesh idol immersion in the Hussain Sagar and other lakes.
The state government had urged the SC to stay the orders issued by the High Court banning immersion of Plaster of Paris idols and imposing some other restrictions on the immersion festivities, Yadav said.
The state government would take a decision after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the appeal, he added.
The SC is to deliver its ruling on the issue on Wednesday.
Yadav gave this information to a team of the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) and the VHP who had called on him over the issue.
The visitors urged the government to take all the possible steps to continue the tradition of idol immersion despite any adverse verdict from the Supreme Court.
They said that Hyderabad was noted for the Ganesh idol immersion in the Hussain Sagar, and that a large number of people from across the state came to witness the Ganesh Shobha Yatra (the name of the event) that marked the culmination of nine days of prayers and festivity.
The minister however reiterated that the government would take a decision on the issue only after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict.
"We are however expecting that the Supreme Court will give a positive response and honour the appeal of our state and its people," he said optimistically.
The BGUS has called upon the people to participate in protests against the conditions by the High Court against the PoP idol immersion.
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