No Firecrackers This Diwali! Supreme Court Restores Ban in Delhi-NCR

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| October 9 , 2017 , 12:40 IST

The apex court of the country which earlier lifted the ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR in September this year has once again decided to the restore the ban till November 1.

The alarming rise in the level of pollution in the national capital and nearby areas alerted the legal authorities due to which they have decided to uphold the ban on firecrackers in the region.

Given that the festive season is at its peak, the sales of the explosives reaches sky-high limits adding to the already rising air and sound pollution. In order to improve the air quality, Supreme Court has restored its order of ban on fireworks sale.

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Last year on November 11, Supreme Court suspended all licences permitting the wholesale or retail sale of fireworks within the territory of Delhi and National Capital Regions. The ban was temporarily lifted on September 12.

On October 6, a plea requesting Supreme Court to restore the ban on sales of firecrackers was submitted, following which a bench headed by Justice AK Sikri reserved the order of license suspension.

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Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) supported the application during the hearing, agreeing that during Diwali, the Delhi-NCR region witnesses a great jump in air pollution levels.

Advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan who appeared for petitioner Arjun Gopal has contended that the ban on the use of firecrackers should be restored as the NCR had witnessed a huge rise in air pollution during and after Diwali last year.