Fireworks on Diwali for just 2 hours : SC

GNS: The Supreme Court today announced a major decision on the sale of firecrackers before Diwali. The Supreme Court has cleared the cracker sale with certain conditions in the country. The court has said that it should be tried that the use of firecrackers with less pollution is not enough to harm the environment. That is, after the Supreme Court’s decision, it is clear that this Diwali will definitely be heard of the fireworks of the country and people will be able to convince Diwali in a bang. The Supreme Court has released the schedule for the cracking of the cracker. According to the Supreme Court, people can buy firecrackers from 9.45 am to 12.15 pm on Christmas and New Year from 8 pm to 10 pm, on Diwali.  Apart from this, no seller will be able to sell online crackers. Justices AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan had reserved their verdict on this issue on August 28. Apart from the petitioners, the court had to go in favor of NGOs, including the Patna trader, Central Pollution Control Board. During the hearing, the Bench said in his comment that there was a need for reconciliation of rights and business of health.

Banned last year Prior to this, in the wake of pollution in the past year, the court had barred the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR before Diwali. On October 9, just before Diwali, the Supreme Court had in its order prohibiting the sale of firecrackers with certain conditions, which would be renewed after November 1, 2017, after Diwali has passed. During the hearing of a petition filed on the issue of increased pollution after Diwali in 2016, the Supreme Court banned the sale of crackers in Delhi-NCR in 2017. However, on September 12, 2017, the Supreme Court amended the ban on the sale of firecrackers, and with some conditions, the order of temporary license for fireworks vendors was ordered to cut 50 percent. In addition, the court also banned the crackers from other states in Delhi-NCR. But the apex court’s decision had once again restored the old order of November 2016 and ordered the entire ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

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