Don't cross Lakshman Rekha of beliefs: Sena to court

Mumbai: Adopting a strident stand towards Supreme Court's curbs on Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena today said people will foil such attempts to hinder celebration of Hindu festivals.

"Ganeshotsav, Dahi Handi and Navratra festival are all parts of our beliefs. Courts which are now governing us should not cross the Lakshman Rekha at least in these issues," the Sena said.

"People have elected their government in a democratic manner. Let the government do its job. The head atop the government's body knows what's right and wrong. If an attempt is made to remove this head and murder democracy, then all tiers of national system will collapse," it said.

"The festivals and rituals of Hindus will happen. People will foil attempts to stop them and Shiv Sena will lead this dissent," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

"When courts take on the role of government, they should be ready to face mudslinging," the Sena said.