A controversy arise in Koyli Faliya over installation of Ganesha in the house during the first day of Ganeshotsav in Vadodara. The issue erupted when the police did not allow the idol of Ganesha to be installed in a building.
The installation of Ganapati on public roads has been banned to prevent the spread of Corona. In the public notice, Ganesh Mandals have also been asked to install Ganesh idols at home.
To ensure that the order is not violated, city P.I. VR Vaniya has give instructions through loudspeakers in various areas of the city police station for the last two days. Along with this meetings were held with Ganesh Mandals to sensitise them to follow the rules.
In these circumstances, Koyli Faliya Yuvak Mandal installed Ganesha in a residence which creates a controversy as city police took action over the installation of a public Ganesha in a residential building.
They also detained five persons from the spot. However the action by the police had sparked outrage among the locals as they showed their ire against department.
Hemantbhai Narsade, a leader of Koyli Faliya Ganesh Yuvak Mandal, said, “Following the guidelines of the Commissioner of Police, instead of setting up a pandal on the public road we are installing Ganeshji in the vacant house of Dilipbhai Argade, who lives in Pol.
However, the police did not allow the installation by saying that it was a violation of the declaration. Their members have gone to meet the police officer and if the police show the law, we will install Ganapati at the place we have decided.
Another resident Devikaben Dhekane said, amid Coronavirus pandemic they have also decided to install Ganesha in the house of Dilipbhai who lives in the Pol, where we decide to perform pooja as per the Covid 19 guidelines.
The action taken by the police is wrong. They have cooperated with the police system and hope that the police will cooperate with us in the same way. Even if the police do not give permission, they will set up Ganapati in the decided place.
City P.I. VR Vaniya said, Ganesh Yuvak Mandal of Koyli Faliya were violating the government guidelines by installing a Ganesha idol inside a house.
But, the matter was settled after explaining to the residents and no one was detained. The members of the mandal just came to meet him.