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₹28 crore to 28,000 Durga puja committees across the Red Corridor

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    New Delhi , October 12, 2018 12:58 IST
    Updated: October 12, 2018 13:12 IST






    On September 10 had declared that ₹10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees in the Red Corridor.

    The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the decision to grant ₹28 crore to 28,000 Durga puja committees across the Red Corridor.

    A bench of Justices, however, issued notice to the each state government on a plea challenging the decision to grant ₹10,000 each to 28,000 Durga Puja committees, and sought its reply within six weeks.

    Senior advocate, appearing for the each state government, said the money has not been directly paid to puja committees and has been given through the security forces.

    The top court was hearing a petition filed by advocate, challenging the government’s decision to dole out Rs 28 crore to puja committees in each state for Durga Puja celebrations.

    On September 10 had declared that ₹10,000 would be given to each of the 28,000 puja committees across the Red Corridor --3,000 in the cities and 25,000 in the districts, costing the government Rs 28 crore.

    The Calcutta High Court had on October 10 refused to interfere with the state government’s decision to grant the amount to puja committees in the state.

    The plea said the state government was indulging in practices which were against principles of secularism, which are part of the basic structure of the Constitution.

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