Ahead of Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in at Shivaji Park, Bombay High Court raises security concern

Ahead of swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park, a division bench of Justices SC Dharmadhikari and R I Chagla of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday raised security concerns and said holding functions like these at a public place should not become a regular affair, Otherwise, everyone will want to use the ground for such ceremonies, they also made it clear that the court is not objecting on the oath-taking ceremony.

On hearing the plea of NGO, the court said, “We do not want to say anything about tomorrow’s ceremony, we are only praying that nothing untoward happens.”

“What will happen is that holding ceremonies will become a regular affair and everyone will want to use the ground for such ceremonies,” Justice Dharmadhikari added.

While raising the security concerns related to the ceremony, the court said, “Authorities have to also consider security aspect, as everybody’s lives cannot be put at risk.”

Uddhav Thackeray will be sworn in as chief minister of Maharashtra on Thursday evening at the Shivaji Park in central Mumbai.