‘Heightened’ Dahi Handi Revelry Continues Despite Court Curb

Here’s all the live action on the Dahi Handi festival to mark Krishna Janmashtami in Maharashtra.

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‘Heightened’ Dahi Handi Revelry Continues Despite Court Curb

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  • ‘Govindas’ across Maharashtra seemed undeterred by the SC order that prohibited ‘Dahi Handi’ human pyramids of over 20 feet.
  • Raj Thackeray’s MNS openly flouted the norm and created a 40-foot Dahi Handi pyramid in Thane.
  • Govindas in other parts of the state waved black flags and climbed on ladders to break the handis in protest.
  • This year saw Maharashtra’s first visually impaired team of Govindas.
  • MNS leaders are likely to be arrested on Friday by the Mumbai Police.
  • 14 Govindas were injured and taken to the hospital of whom 10 have been discharged.
3:38 PM , 25 Aug
3:11 PM , 25 Aug

14 Govindas Injured During Dahi Handi Festivities

As the Supreme Court ruling was flouted, 14 govindas were injured and taken to the hospital of whom 10 have been discharged.

2:49 PM , 25 Aug

Shades of Defiance

The government is unlikely to act against the handi organisers and those protesting by waving flags and using ladders as it will not want to be seen as anti-Hindu.

1:49 PM , 25 Aug

Girls Are Rising to the Occasion

While boys participate every year in breaking the handi, this year the girls of Dadar are participating in their own groups to win the prize.

The girls dahi handi team breaks the handi forming pyramid in the swimming pool by giving the message of Save Girl Child in Thane. (Photo: PTI)

Published: 25 Aug 2016, 11:14 AM IST
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