Bombay HC allows Uddhav-led Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Par

Mumbai, 23/9: The Bombay High Court on Friday granted permission to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on October 5.

The venue, where the Sena had been holding its Dussehra rally year after year, got embroiled in a legal battle after the rival faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde too applied for holding its rally there on the same day.


A division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) decision not to grant permission to either faction was a “clear abuse of the process of law.” The Thackeray faction had challenged the BMC order before the court

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