As we know that how hazardous the air gets in Delhi after Diwali celebration, the Supreme Court has taken a major step to curb the pollution which was need of the hour. The Supreme Court ruled against a complete ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali and made this thing clear that fireworks that are safe and “green” will be allowed.
Some of the major things that can be seen as a positive step by the Supreme Court is that firecrackers can only be sold by licensed dealers and there would be a complete ban on online sales. The Supreme Court made this thing clear that the judgment is not only confined to Diwali but should also be followed during all the religious events.
There is a certain time that has been specified by the top court to burst crackers during Diwali. In Delhi, one can only burst crackers between 8 PM and 10 PM. Keeping this thing in mind that Christmas and New Year will also be celebrated in December, the Supreme Court has allowed bursting crackers between 11:45 PM and 12:45 AM.
Though the ban might affect the firecrackers manufactures, however, if we see it on the broader aspect then, on the other hand, the health of over 1.3 billion is also an important concern. On this, the Supreme Court had Article 21 (right to life) of Constitution applies to everyone and it needs to maintain a balance considering all the factors.
Last year on October 9, the court had temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali and also refused the plea by traders who wanted permission to sell crackers just a few days before Diwali. The step was taken by the top court to examine its effect on pollution levels in the region.
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