Indians Detained for Immersing Ganesh Idol

October 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

Around 45 Indians were briefly detained by police for performing an idol immersion ceremony on Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, reports said on Tuesday.

The group was detained in the last week of September while they were immersing an idol during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival after police received a complaint, The 7Days tabloid said.

"It was after midnight and I was passing by the area when I saw the police surrounding the place. They brought two big buses and took the Indian group away," an eyewitness told the paper.