Amidst the Corona crisis, the Calcutta High Court has declared Durga Puja Pandal as a no-entry zone for visitors or visitors. Kolkata’s top 400 Durga Puja organizers have approached the High Court on Tuesday regarding this order of the judicial and requested to review their order. The Calcutta High Court on Monday said that Durga Puja Pandal will be a no-entry zone for visitors. Only the organizers will be allowed to stay inside the pandal.
The organizers’ Forum ‘Durgotsav’ has moved the court two days before Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Bengal. At the same time, has requested the Calcutta High Court to review its decision. Durgotsav is the main activity of Durga Puja organizers.
The High Court has said on Monday that only the organizers will be allowed to stay inside the pandal. In the wake of the Corona epidemic, this number has been limited to 25 for larger pandals and 15 for smaller pandals.
The court said that all the big pandals would have to put barricades at a distance of 10 meters, while for the smaller pandals barricades would have to put at a distance of five meters. High Court stated that taking into account the priority of the health of common people there is no enough number of police to control the mob of 3000 puja pandals .
On Monday, the Trinamool Congress said on the court’s decision that many people will be disappointed with the decision to declare Pooja Pandal as an entry-restricted zone, while opposition parties in the state have welcomed the verdict. Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy said that people wait every year to celebrate Durga Puja. He said, “Many organizers who make Durga Puja possible will be disappointed by this order.” Meanwhile, Union Minister Babul Supriyo welcomed the court verdict, justifying it.