Ramdev opposes SC ban on firecrackers, says 'Hindus being targeted'

An aspect that worries the people in the know of the matter is the anti-government sentiments that the ban could create among firecracker traders and consumers. File pic for representation

An aspect that worries the people in the know of the matter is the anti-government sentiments that the ban could create among firecracker traders and consumers. File pic for representation

The judges also expressed sadness to the fact that a communal twist had been given to its order banning the sale of fireworks in Delhi and adjoining cities. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that relaxing the ban order "would be against the very spirit" of the verdict passed by the top court. Later, on September 12, 2017, the apex court had provisionally lifted its former order and permitted trade of firecrackers.

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

It is reported that every year on Diwali occasion, the festival leaves people with the thick cloud of smog which makes people hard to breathe.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its earlier order on firecrackers' sale in Delhi-NCR.

Firecrackers ban in Delhi-NCR: The Supreme Court has refused to relax the ban that it imposed on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR area citing spiking air pollution levels. After the celebration, the Supreme Court, answering to the year 2015 petition by three kids aged among six years and 15 months, banned the trade of crackers.

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi where the matter was mentioned said they would discuss it with Justice AK Sikri who has given the October 9 ruling before listing it.

The order of 11 November 2016, suspending licences for sale of firecrackers was operative until the next year but its impact had not been tested during the Diwali period. This year, Diwali falls on October 19.

The apex court, while banning the sale of firecrackers till October 31, had said its September 12 order temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers, would be made effective only from November one.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.