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Uttarayan 2021: 176 trauma cases related to kites in Gujarat till 6 pm

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 176 trauma cases related to kite and manjha injuries up to 6 pm on the day of Uttarayan. Of the total Uttarayan related cases reported with the 108 emergency services in Ahmedabad, 13 were cases in which the victim’s throat was slit due to kite strings. Three people suffered trauma after...

What did a Surti have to do with Uttarayan being a public holiday? Read to know…

When you get tired of shouting Kaipyo Che and take a rest to prepare for the next kite war, do give a thought to how Uttarayan came to be a holiday in Gujarat. The trend to declare January 14 as a public holiday first began in Surat. It was the Surtis who led an effort...

No outsiders will be allowed to fly kites in societies during Uttarayan, state tells High Court

The state government on Friday informed the Gujarat high court that during Uttarayan no one except residents of society or flat shall be permitted on the terrace of their respective flat / buildings or in the open ground of residential societies during Uttarayan in 2021. The Gujarat High Court considered the 13 instructions placed by...

PIL in Gujarat high court seeks ban on kite flying for Uttarayan 2021

A PIL filed before the Gujarat High Court has sought prohibition on kite flying in all cities and talukas of Gujarat during the upcoming Uttarayan 2021. The PIL has sought prohibition and sale of kites and threads as it leads to large gatherings during Uttarayan. It further said a complete ban should be imposed on...