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Hyderabad'Pass ordinance to ensure idol immersion'

‘Pass ordinance to ensure idol immersion’

Published: 15th Sep 2021 11:25 pm

Hyderabad: The Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi said the State government should pass an ordinance and ensure idol immersion is held in the usual manner like earlier years. The appeal by the committee came in the wake of the State government moving the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Telangana High Court banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris in the Hussain Sagar.

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Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, the committee members said the Special Leave Petition (SLP) being heard in the Supreme Court pertaining to the immersion of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in the Hussain Sagar and other water bodies was scheduled for Thursday.

“If the order is in favour, then the confusion will end. In case the order is not in favour, then an ordinance should be passed by the State government and elaborate arrangements be made like earlier years to safeguard the right to worship,” said Bhagwant Rao of the Samithi.

“When the order was not in favour of Jallikattu, authorities of that State passed an ordinance and a similar decision was taken in the Sabarimala issue. In our State too, an ordinance should be passed depending on the Supreme Court order,” he added.

In a press release, the committee said it has been a custom and practice since five decades where many devotees immerse the idols in Hussain Sagar.

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