No Durga idol visarjan ceremony on Muharram in WB: Mamata

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Kolkata: To avoid clashes, the visarjan ceremony or idol immersion of this year’s durga puja will not be permitted for a 24-hour period on Muharram, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday.

“We will request all puja organizers not to hold immersions after 6pm on Dashami, September 30. No immersions will be allowed on October 1. As a concession, we will allow immersions till October 4. The Red Road carnival will be held on October 3,” Banerjee said while addressing a meeting of Durga Puja committees on Wednesday evening.

The chief minister also asked the people not to pay heed to posts on social networking sites leading to communal disturbances.

Earlier in 2016, Banerjee had issued a similar order which was, however, stayed by the Calcutta High Court.

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