Durga puja, Moharram, communal harmony in Bengal

Ban on Idol immersion on 1st October 2017 in West Bengal

Validity of ban on day of Moharram

Durga Puja is celebrated throughout the State and epitomizes the victory of the good against the evil. It is one of the major festivals of the Hindu community and the performance of each rituals which is inherent and inbuilt is followed in a time schedule as provided in various almanac or panjikas.

One of the important customs is Devi Baran followed by Sindoor Khela which can only be performed after sunset and are sine qua non to customary rites and ceremonies before the immersion of the Idol. Large sections of the Hindu community are performing the Puja privately or through community, which not only attached to their sentiments and religious belief but the sense of security as well that it would bring all good in their life. Equally, the Muslim communities are sensitively attached to mourning on the eve of Muharram. Both the sections of the society can profess and propagate their religion with harmony and unified manner. The founding father of the Constitution
never dreamt of any artificial or real distinction amongst each religions in the country and incorporated Articles 25
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