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Dahi Handi celebrations Govindas stage colourful protests

Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Thursday, with some ‘mandals’ allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.The apex court had on Wednesday made it clear that no human pyramid could cross 20 feet in height in the entire state of Maharashtra. However, in adjoining Thane district, a “Dahi Handi” was strung up at 49 feet this morning, more than double the height allowed by the Supreme Court.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 August 2016, 07:50:32 PM
Dahi Handi celebrations: Govindas stage colourful protests

Dahi Handi celebrations: Govindas stage colourful protests

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In other areas, govindas built human pyramid laterally to show objection to the hieght cap.

Dahi Handi celebrations: Govindas stage colourful protests

Dahi Handi celebrations: Govindas stage colourful protests

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Dahi Handi celebrations to mark Krishna Janmashtami got off to a colourful start in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Thursday, with some ‘mandals’ allegedly flouting the 20-foot ceiling for human pyramids mandated by the Supreme Court.The apex court had on Wednesday made it clear that no human pyramid could cross 20 feet in height in the entire state of Maharashtra. However, in adjoining Thane district, a “Dahi Handi” was strung up at 49 feet this morning, more than double the height allowed by the Supreme Court.

In some areas, disappointed devotees staged protests in their unique ways. In some places, govindas blackened their faces to show dissent. 

Dahi Handi celebrations Govindas stage colourful protests

Dahi Handi celebrations Govindas stage colourful protests

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At one place, dahi handi was reached using ladder to mock the safety concerns highlighted by the SC ruling. 

Dahi Handi celebrations Govindas stage colourful protests

Dahi Handi celebrations Govindas stage colourful protests

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Despite the new laws, at least 49 govindas were injured during Dahi Handi celebration in Mumbai. Out of which 40 govinds was discharged from hospitals, while 9 are still under treatment