[PoP idol ban during Ganesh festival] Bombay High Court allows idol makers to sell idols as "PoP objects" and not for "worship" or "immersion"

The idol makers had approached the Court challenging guidelines for idol immersion issued in 2020 as they were unable to sell idols made of Plaster of Paris causing huge loss to them.
Ganesh Festival
Ganesh Festival

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed idol makers that the idols made from Plaster of Paris (PoP) have to be sold as "PoP objects" and "not as idols intended for any kind of worship or to be immersed in any water body" (Vinodkumar Rameshchand Gupta & Anr. v. Union of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Control & Ors.)

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