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Sena seeks court consent for Dussera rally at Shivaji Park

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.

mumbai Updated: Oct 07, 2010 01:41 IST

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.