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Court nod for historical play at Shivaji Park

mumbai Updated: Oct 22, 2011 02:16 IST
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The Bombay high court on Friday allowed Swargandhar Pratishthan to organise the historical Marathi play Jaanata Raja at Shivaji Park between December 20 and 25.


A division bench of chief justice Mohit Shah and justice Roshan Dalvi has, however, directed the organiser of the play to clean and restore the ground to its original condition within three days after the event.

The socio-cultural organisation has organised the historical play depicting the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as part of celebrations marking 50th year of Samyukta Maharashtra Movement.

Swargandhar Pratishthan had moved the high court after assistant commissioner of G-North Ward rejected their plea seeking permission to organise the event on the famous ground at Dadar.

On September 23, the assistant commissioner rejected the plea primarily on the grounds that the high court had restrained the civic body from granting permission for any non-sporting activity on the ground.

The high court had issued the order in May 2010 on a public interest litigation filed by Wecom Trust, an NGO, seeking orders to direct the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to declare Shivaji Park as silence zone.

The high court had directed the BMC to classify Shivaji Park as silence zone and had also asked the BMC to set aside 30 days in the year when non-sporting activities would be allowed there.