Firecracker ban not against any community:SC

29th Oct,2021

Firecracker ban not against any community:SC



On Thursday, the supreme court dismissed the impression that it was against particular group or community by banning firecrackers and said it cannot allow infringement of rights of citizens under the guise of enjoyment.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna made it clear that it wants full execution of its orders.

The top court said the previous ban order on firecrackers was passed after giving elaborate reasons.
The apex court had ordered six manufacturers to show cause why they should not be penalized for contempt of its orders.

The SC had said it cannot voilate the right to life of other citizens under the guise of employment while considering a ban on firecrackers and its vital focus is the right to life of innocent citizens. The apex court had earlier refused to apply complete ban on sale of firecrackers and said that sale can happen through only authorised traders and that only green crackers can be sold. Online sale of firecrackers has been completely banned.The verdict had come in response to a petition seeking a ban on manufacturing and sale of firecrackers across the country to reduce air pollution.

In the past, the apex court had said that while determining on a ban on firecrackers, it is vital to take into account the fundamental right of livelihood of firecracker manufacturers and the right to health of over 1.3 billion people of the country.