Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, who is for some time hitting the headlines over Idol immersion and Muharram row, has reacted on the Calcutta High Court order saying, “Someone can slit my throat but no one can tell me what to do.”
Mamata Banerjee also said that she would do whatever she can to ensure peace, reports Deccan Chronicle.
Contrary to state government’s order to not to immerse idols on Muharram, the Calcutta High Court earlier on Thursday had allowed immersion of Durga idols in West Bengal on all days including Muharram.
The court also asked the police to ensure that specific routes are designated for immersion and Tazia.
The court began hearing the plea on Wednesday where it questioned the state government’s decision to not immerse Durga idols on Muharram day and asked why the two communities cannot celebrate their festivals together.
“If you get a dream, that something will go wrong, you cannot impose restrictions,” the Calcutta High Court told the West Bengal government.
The court had castigated Mamata government saying that it was exercising extreme power without any basis.
On August 23, Mamata had declared that Durga idols would not be immersed after 6 pm on September 30 (Dashami) and October 1 because of Muharram, which had flared a controversy.