No Durga Idol Immersion On Muharram: Mamata Banerjee
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This year, the immersion of Goddess Durga idols and Muharram – the Muslim day of mourning – are set to collide in West Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a large meeting of Durga Puja organisers, leaders of the Muslim community and other religions, told that Durga idol immersions, set for September 30 after the four-day Durga Puja ends, would be allowed only till 6 pm on that day and would resume on October 2, after Muharram.

“This year Durga Puja and Muharram fall on same day. Except 24 hour period on Muharram day, immersions can take place on October 2, 3 and 4,” said the West Bengal Chief Minister.

The announcement immediately triggered virulent reaction on social media and accusations of minority appeasement against Ms Banerjee.

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