A two judge-bench in the Bombay High Court in the case of Mrs. Swati Sayaji Patil v State of Maharashtra and Ors. CRPIL. 56-14, PIL. 95-13, PILL. 97-14 & NML. 456-14 held that children below the age of 18 would not be permitted to take part in Dahi Handi festival and passed a series of directions for the government, organizers and municipal authorities. On August 14, 2014 the Supreme Court in Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) CRLMP No(s). 16421/2014 issued an order holding the operation of para 4, 5, 7 and 8 of the Bombay High Court order.