The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court ruled on Monday that DJs, loudspeakers, amplifiers, and other music systems should not be used in a garba event held at Mor Hindi Higher Primary School in Ramdaspeth.
There are hospitals nearby, and this area has been designated as a quiet zone. According to the rules, noise-polluting equipment should not be used in this area, according to the court.
Apart from that, the organisers are only permitted to conduct the event in a traditional manner, according to the court, noting that the religious festival should be held in a sacred atmosphere. For this, the court granted permission to the garba programme.
The court ordered the organisers not to hold the event again in the future.
Rahul Dalmia, as well as Ramdaspeth Plot Owners and Residents Association organised this event. Ramdaspeth residents Pawan Sarda and Shubhangi Deshmane filed a petition against it in the high court.
The hearing was held before Justices Sunil Shukre and Govind Sanap. Adv Rahul Bhangde represented the petitioners while Adv Gemini Kasat rep resented the municipal cor poration.
The court came down heavily on PI Atul Sabnis of Sitabuldi Police Station for allowing this programme when the case was pending in the high court.
The court said this amounted to contempt of court and action can be taken against Sabnis. Following this, Sabnis immediately withdrew permission given to the programme.