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New Delhi | Delhi government | Yamuna

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In India where people tend to stand on their right to disrupt in the name of religion, the has demonstrated that it is possible to impose discipline on religious festivities without hurting their so-called sentiments. This year, the state government managed to ensure that no idols were immersed in the after the Ganesh Chaturthi and festivities. This is the first time this has occurred and is no small achievement on the government’s part, especially at a time of heightened politically motivated public displays of religiosity.

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First Published: Sat, October 12 2019. 18:30 IST

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