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No Restrictions On Height Of Durga Idols in Cuttack

Cuttack:16/9/20; While removing the restrictions on the height of Durga idols, the Orissa High Court (HC) on Wednesday asked the Cuttack puja committees to inform the city DCP about their desired size by 7 pm.

After verification, the DCP will give permission for the same, the court added.

Different puja committees had sought judicial intervention to relax the restrictions imposed by the Odisha government on Durga Puja celebrations in the city.

“The petitioners told the Bench that construction of 7 feet idol had begun from August 26 and chalk paste would be applied on the idols from tomorrow,” said senior advocate Ashok Mohapatra.

Following which, the Bench directed the members of the puja Committees to inform the city DCP about their idol size by 7 pm and take permission for the same, he added.

Notably, the state government had barred public darshan of the idols during Durga Puja and restricted the height of idols to less than 4 feet.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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