Flat-out protest

Indian devotees forming a horizontal human pyramid on the ground in Mumbai, India, to protest against a reported Supreme Court ban on youth under the age of 18 from taking part in forming human pyramids to celebrate Dahi Handi during the Janmashtami
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Indian devotees forming a horizontal human pyramid on the ground in Mumbai, India, to protest against a reported Supreme Court ban on youth under the age of 18 from taking part in forming human pyramids to celebrate Dahi Handi during the Janmashtami Festival on Thursday. The court also limited the height of human pyramids to 6m. The festival celebrates the birth of the Hindu god, Lord Krishna.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'Flat-out protest'. Print Edition | Subscribe