BGUS Unaware of the Ban, Proceeds with Immersion as Usual:
The Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) stated on Tuesday that they had not been served any court order regarding the ban on immersing plaster of Paris (PoP) idols in Hussainsagar. Consequently, they intended to proceed with the traditional immersion of Ganesha idols. The Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi emphasized that the Constitution grants the fundamental right to worship.
The Telangana High Court reaffirmed on Monday that the previous comprehensive ban on immersing PoP idols in Hussainsagar and other natural water bodies remained in effect.
Dr. Bhagawant Rao, the General Secretary of Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi, asserted, “Worship is our fundamental right. We have set up Ganesha idols, and the immersion will proceed as usual. We, along with devotees and mandap organizers, are the consumers of these idols, and we are not aware of the materials used in their construction.”
BGUS participated in a coordination meeting with the police and various government departments at the Exhibition Ground. During the meeting, they raised concerns about the absence of the GHMC commissioner and reminded everyone of the 2010 riots allegedly caused by GHMC negligence.