SC bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR

The top court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a reply within three months regarding the harmful effects of firecrackers.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 6:22 pm
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The Supreme Court on Friday banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR region until further notice in wake of the alarming air pollution in the region. The top court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a reply within three months regarding the harmful effects of firecrackers.

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Environmentalists were seeking courts intervention in passing orders for ban on sale of firecrackers due to considerable increase in level of pollution in the national capital. The sale of firecrackers will be enforced from Friday onwards till further order or any hearing by the apex court.

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Tirath Singh Thakur passed this verdict.

Earlier, the bench had asked Arjun Gopal, one of the petitioners of the case to put all the materials on record with respect to extent of damage caused by the pollutants on health. In the wake of rising air pollution in the national capital earlier Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also decided to ban use of firecrackers, except at religion functions.

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    krishna kumar
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:51 am
    of fire crackers needs to be banned across the country . It not only causes atmospheric pollution but it's use in many ceremonies, especially during marriages , at odd hours between 11PM - 3AM causes alot of discomfort to aged, sick and elderly people. People involved in celebrations pay no heed to the discomforts of others.
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    dskygirl
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:37 am
    Banning AK47 might be better.
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    Parthasarathy R
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:39 am
    No issue. Only the is banned. We will purchase of Gurgaon (not banned in Haryana) or NOIDA (not banned in UP). Court order cannot prevent a public joy. It will only backfire.
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    Guptan Veemboor
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:54 am
    This is a good move but is it not for the executive to ban something?
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