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'Don't play with fire', Mamata Banerjee warns BJP-RSS ahead of Durga Puja festival

Ahead of Durga Puja festival, The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned BJP-RSS of stern measures if they try to disrupt peace on the day of Muharram, which falls on October 1.


  |  Updated On : September 17, 2017 09:16 AM
'Not play with fire', Mamata Banerjee warns BJP-RSS ahead of Durga Puja festival

'Not play with fire', Mamata Banerjee warns BJP-RSS ahead of Durga Puja festival

New Delhi :  

Ahead of Durga Puja festival, The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned BJP-RSS of stern measures if they try to disrupt peace on the day of Muharram, which falls on October 1.

In a stern warning to RSS, Bajrang Dal and VHP Mamata to advised them not to play with fire and don't disturb peace during Durga Puja.

"We have simply postponed the immersion ritual, which falls on October 1, since it is coinciding with Muharram this year, which is an occasion of mourning for Muslims. Idols can be immersed a day after on October 2 till October 4," she said while addressing the press at the state secretariat.

"The administration will take stern measures against those trying to disrupt peace," she said.

However, women will be allowed to observe usual customs and there is also no ban on the Durga Puja, Kali Puja and celebrations will go ahead as per the traditions.

"Women will observe the usual sindoor khela custom. There is also no ban on observing Vijaya Dashami, and Durga Puja and Kali Puja celebrations will also go ahead as has been the tradition for ages, where lakhs of people hit the streets to celebrate the festival with peace and harmony. Everything else is a rumour," she said.

The Chief Minister also said the people will not be allowed to carry arms or weapons during the immersion procession. 

First Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017 08:34 AM


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