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Mumbai news Live: Bombay HC allows Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park – The Indian Express

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addressing the annual Dussehra Rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai in 2018. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Mumbai Maharashtra News Today Live, Shiv Sena Dussehra Rally: The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground in Mumbai on October 5. The order has come as a big win for the Thackeray camp as the BMC, the Mumbai’s civic body, had refused the party permission to hold the rally.

Stating that the BMC order was a “clear abuse of process of law and bonafide”, a division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata allowed the Thackeray-led party to use the ground from October 2 to October 6 while asking it to maintain law and order.

On September 21, the BMC had refused permission to the Thackeray camp as a similar application had been filed by MLA Sada Sarvankar of the rival Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, and said if permission was granted to one faction, it would lead to law and order problems as apprehended by local police.

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