Thursday, 19 October, 2017

SC refuses to modify cracker ban order in Delhi-NCR

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Melissa Porter | 13 October, 2017, 12:45

After the Supreme Court on Monday banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) during Diwali this year to check air pollution level, the Delhi police is all set to take action against anyone found selling and purchasing firecrackers online.

"We are pained to hear that some people are trying to give a communal color to our order".

"After ban on firecrackers" firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) in the run-up of Diwali, the traders are the ones who are facing its brunt the most. "Ban should be imposed on big firecrackers", Ramdev said as reported by the DNA.

According to the Newspaper, Sikri, who leads the Bench, responded.The Bench, also comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, was hearing firecracker manufacturers and traders hit by October 9 ban."Diwali has been celebrated for hundreds of years".

The ban will remain in place till November 1.

Last month, the court provisionally suspended the interdict and allowed the sale of fire crackers, saying that a complete ban would be considered as an "extreme step", and a "graded advancement" was required to deal with pollution.

Mukul Rohatgi, counsel for traders, also suggested that the court may consider fixing timings for bursting of crackers on the two days of Diwali rather than modifying its ban order.

The Supreme Court, while banning sale of firecrackers till November 1, had said that its September 12 order temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers, would be made effective only from November one.

Last Diwali celebration, the contamination in Delhi was said to be very hazardous and the worst as compared to the last decade. People burst firecrackers to celebrate the festival.