Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray faced criticism on no strict guidelines for the Muslim community on Bakr Eid celebrations while mandatory norms imposed on Ganesh Festival celebrations.
On July 14, official Twitter account of Maharashtra CM named @CMOMaharashtra tweeted: "In the last 4 months, we have celebrated the festivals of all religions to a limited extent. Similarly, if possible, the upcoming Bakr Eid should be celebrated, simply, symbolically and by following the rules, appealed Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray."
On Twitter, many people express displeasure on the words used by CM Thackeray. By referring to the hard restrictions imposed by CM Thackeray on the celebration of Ganesh Festival, people raised questions on why CM Thackeray not in interest to impose the same restrictions on Bakr Eid celebrations.
Following are the mandatory guidelines on the celebration of Ganesh Festival imposed by the Maharashtra Government.
1) Organizers of the celebration should keep in mind that while organizing Aarti, other religious programmes, there should be no crowd and rules regarding noise pollution should be followed.
2) Huge processions to mark the arrival and immersion of idols not to be allowed as it attract a lot of crowds.
3) Arrangements should be made for live streaming of Darshan of Lord Ganesh through online cable networks.
4) Children and senior citizens should avoid going to the immersion site for safety reasons.
5) The immersion procession of all the household Ganesh idols from one building should not be taken out together.
6) The State Government has urged people to use metal or marble Ganesh idols at home.
7) In the case of clay idols, immersion should be done at home or in artificial ponds.
8) Instead of cultural programmes, health-related activities/camps should be organized. Priority should be given to organizing blood donation camps and raising awareness about diseases like Coronavirus, Malaria, and Dengue.
Following are some reactions to office of CM Uddhav Thackeray’s tweet