No Durga idol immersion on Muharram: Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: The visarjan ceremony or idol immersion of this year’s durga puja will not be permitted for a 24-hour period on Muharram, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday.

Announcing this in an official meet with Durga puja organisers in Kolkata, she said, “No idol immersion after 6 PM on Dashami (September 30) till Oct 1 due to Muharram processions. Immersion will resume on and from October 2.”

Later in the day, Didi tweeted, “This year Durga Puja and Muharram fall on the same day. Except for a 24 hour period on the day of Muharram.”

“Immersions can take place on October 2, 3 and 4,” her tweet added.

Earlier in 2016, Banerjee had issued a similar order which was, however, stayed by the Calcutta High Court.

Meanwhile, BJP objected the order saying it would approach the court.

(With ANI inputs)