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Sena seeks court consent for Dussera rally at Shivaji Park

mumbai Updated: Oct 07, 2010 01:41 IST
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The Shiv Sena moved the Bombay High Court, on Wedneday, seeking permission to conduct their traditional Dussera rally, which it has been holding for more than 4 decades.

Anil Parab, former Shiv Sena legislator, filed a petition in the high court seeking permission to hold a Dussera rally at Shivaji Park on October 17.

The police had earlier refused to grant permission to hold the Dussera rally citing a May 5 high court order. The court had directed the civic body and the state to initiate steps to declare Shivaji Park a silence zone except on Maharashtra Day, Republic Day and Ambedkar Jayanti.

As a result, no functions, events or rallies can take place inside Shivaji Park without permission from the high court.

The Sena’s petition seeks permission to hold a function for four hours in the evening.
Anil Parab said, “We just want to hold the function for four hours in the evening. So we need permission to erect a stage.”

Earlier, the high court had granted permission to Venus Cultural Association to hold a musical programme at Shivaji Park, on May 30, to commemorate the centenary of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar's attempt to escape the Andaman Jail.