Home Editor's picks No blanket ban, says SC: Can burst low pollutant crackers on Diwali and New Year within time limits

No blanket ban, says SC: Can burst low pollutant crackers on Diwali and New Year within time limits

Bursting of crackers will be allowed only between 8 pm and 10 pm on all religious festivals and for Christmas and New Year celebrations the court allowed between 11.45 pm and 12.45 am.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to impose a nationwide complete ban on the sale of firecrackers and directed to use “safe and green” crackers, reported CNN News 18.

The Supreme Court also ordered the ban on the online sale of firecrackers and put a stay on the e-commerce portals from selling firecrackers. The apex court has now set some conditions on the sale of firecrackers across the country.

The Apex court has held that only “low polluting” green crackers which are within permitted decibel limits and emission norms will be allowed and has urged the states to explore the feasibility of community cracker bursting during festivals.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that the bursting of crackers will be allowed only between 8 pm and 10 pm on all religious festivals and for Christmas and New Year celebrations the court allowed between 11.45 pm and 12.45 am.

The apex court had earlier said there is a need to take into account all aspects, including the fundamental right of livelihood of firecracker manufacturers and the right to health of over 1.3 billion people in the country while considering a plea for the ban.

The top court had said Article 21 (right to life) of Constitution applies to both segments of people and it needs to maintain a balance while considering a countrywide ban on firecrackers. It had asked the Centre to propose measures to be taken for checking the pollution and had asked to consider the effect of firecrackers on the public at large.

Reportedly, the manufacturers of firecrackers had appealed before the court that there should not be a complete ban on the use of firecrackers but should be strictly regulated. They had argued that crackers are not the only reason for an increase in air pollution.

On August 28, the Supreme Court had reserved its order on the appeal for a nationwide ban on firecrackers to curb the air pollution. The court had reserved its order after hearing the petitioners, firecrackers manufacturers, the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Election 2019 Live Updates

Track all the updates on one page as the results and trends trickle in

Shehla Rashid remembers 2014, says she had wanted Kejriwal as PM

Shehla Rashid loses it early on counting day, says “Felt like a Muslim when ‘mass murderer’ won in 2014”

As early trends show an NDA victory, Shehla Rashid calls him a mass murderer, says she had wanted Arvind Kejriwal as PM in 2014 and she had felt like a 'Muslim'.

Live updates: According to EC, BJP leading in 299 seats on their own, clocks victory in 2, taking their tally possibly to 301

Latest results, trends, updates, and news about 2019 Lok Sabha election counting. Find out who will form the next government.
NYT peddles Modi 2.0 as victory of India's most divisive leader

Dear New York Times, India has chosen Modi 2.0, deal with it

When India gives a thumping, unprecedented, overwhelming victory to a man who has made every single Indian feel proud of their nation and heritage, the NYT's heartburn is expected. 

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.
Rana Ayyub had a meltdown seeing BJP securing an unprecedented victory

Unprecedented Modi victory triggers meltdown for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub

Prospect of a stunning Narendra Modi victory in 2019 Lok Sabha election triggered a mental collapse for controversial journalist Rana Ayyub
Reactions of Liberals after NDA appearing to secure majority

‘Liberals’ have a meltdown as result day trends indicate a massive victory for PM Modi

Trends indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again take an oath for the post of Prime Minister. This has not gone down well with the Liberal intelligentsia and they are losing their cool over this prospect

Barkha Dutt expresses deep anguish over the fact that the mainstream media can no longer influence elections

Barkha said it doesn't make her happy that mainstream media cannot influence the voters to vote in a particular way anymore.

AAP’s Sanjay Singh wants Arnab Goswami to either go to a mental asylum, be jailed or drowned

AAP's Sanjay Singh was reacting to a clip by Arnab where he was mocking the Opposition for their EVM drama

Kanhaiya Kumar’s family uses LPG stove to prepare for his victory, contrary to his claims just a few weeks ago

Kanhaiya had claimed that his mother cooked on a Chullah and not on an LPG stove as it was not viable because of being too expensive and also exhausted within 3-4 days.
PM Modi slammed Mayawati for not defending the people of UP and Bihar against TMC government's accusations

23rd May 2019: When the future of Bengal politics was changed forever

Whatever the ultimate result may be, one thing is for certain, going into the 2021 Assembly Elections in the state, for the first time in history, West Bengal will have a party of saffron hue as the primary opposition.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

164,481FansLike
141,961FollowersFollow
64,375SubscribersSubscribe
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: