Had heard about Lord Krishna stealing butter but not performing acrobatics: SC

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New Delhi, Aug 17: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bombay High Court verdict which had stated that the human pyramids during the Dahi Handi festival should not exceed 20 feet.

The court also stated that none below the age of 18 should be allowed to participate in the formation of the human pyramid.

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While upholding the verdict of the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court observed that it has heard the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter but not about the acrobatics.

The Bombay High Court had in August 2014 laid down restrictions during the festival. It had also ordered the Maharashtra Government to issue a circular providing details about the restrictions that it had imposed.

Following the order of the High Court, the Maharashtra government had on August 3 moved the Supreme Court seeking clarification. In the clarification the government sought to know about the height of the human pyramids. The Supreme Court had stayed the verdict of the High Court.

In the meantime, a social worker Swati Patil had filed a contempt petition alleging that the Maharashtra government was not following the High Court verdict.

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