//SC sends notice to kumbh samiti

SC sends notice to kumbh samiti

February 3, 2006 (New Delhi):The VHP backed Shabri Kumbh in the tribal district of Dangs is at the centre of a controversy. The Supreme Court has reacted to a petition by an NGO that claims the kumbh is spreading hatred. As evidence, Anhad, the NGO submitted CDs to the Supreme Court which were filled with inflammatory images targeting churches and Christianity. The petitioners claim the CDs are being distributed freely not just in Gujarat but also in the neighbouring state of Maharashtra with the connivance of local government officials. The Supreme Court has now sent notices to the Centre, the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra and the Shabri Kumbh Samiti asking them to explain.