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Dahi Handi celebrations: SC’s directive overlooked, minor injured in Bhopal

bhopal Updated: Aug 26, 2016 11:19 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Raisen
Dahi Handi celebrations

Children perform during Janmashtami celebrations in Bhopal on Thursday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

Ignoring the Supreme Court’s directive on the height of dahi handi and minors’ participation, the Yadav Mahasabha organised a programme in Begumganj and strung up a matki (earthen pot) at a height of 26 feet from the ground on the occasion of Janmashtmi.

Two people, including a minor, sustained injuries in an attempt to break the pot.

The Supreme Court had ruled that the earthen pot should not be above 20 feet and no minor can participate in the group which breaks the pot.

In the programme organised at Dusshera Maidan on Thursday, Vipin Kumar Kushwaha and Sanju Kumar Kushwaha were trying to break the earthen pot. The group members lost balance and fell on the ground.

Vipin and Sanju were rushed to a civil hospital where the doctor referred Vipin to Bhopal. Condition of Sanju was stated to be stable.

In another ‘Matki Fod’ competition at Sumer village of Raisen district, Shankar Dayal Sharma, 15, fell and got while seriously injured while trying to break the handi. He was admitted to a civil hospital.

However, no action was taken against the organisers for defying the apex court’s order till Thursday evening.

Begumganj SDM DK Singh refused to comment on the matter.