Odisha HC rejects petition seeking increase in Durga idol height

Cuttack: Orissa High Court today rejected a petition filed against restrictions imposed by the State Government on height of Durga idol for Dussehra this year.

The petition was filed by Balu Bazar Puja Committee of Cuttack city seeking increase in height of idol for the auspicious Durga Puja-2021.

With the rejection of the petition, the height of Durga idol will not exceed from 4 feet as per the State Government’s guidelines issued in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

Opposing the State Government’s decision, the Cuttack Nagar BJP had called for 12-hour bandh in the city on September 13. The members of all puja committees in Cuttack city had extended their support to the protest.


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