SC modifies ban on cracker sale in Nation Capital Region

SC modifies ban on cracker sale in Nation Capital Region

SC modifies ban on cracker sale in Nation Capital Region

The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted its earlier ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi, but ordered that no new firecrackers should be allowed to enter the national capital aead of Dussehra and Diwali festivals this year, reports said. "It seems to us that the steps so far taken by Government of NCT of Delhi are limited to issuing directions, which is merely paperwork", a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. Similarly, the States in the NCR are restrained from granting more than 50% of the number of temporary licences granted in 2016.

"The Delhi Police is directed to reduce the grant of temporary licences by about 50% of the number of licences granted in 2016". At this time, Supreme Court has revoked the suspension of permanent licenses of Fire Crackers sellers.

In a paradigm shift from its stand previous year, the court struck a balance between its primary concern to protect the "human right to breathe good quality air" and the commercial interests of the fireworks industry. It also appointed a high level committee consisting of representatives from CPCB, National Physical Laboratory, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Fire Development and Research Centre, National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and scientists from the State Pollution Control Boards to conduct a study on adverse health impact on people due to bursting fireworks during Dussehra and Diwali. As we already mentioned, in 2016 Supreme court banned the sale of crackers in Delhi-NCR region. Also, it said the existing stock was more than enough for this year to sell to the customers.

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(1) The directions issued by this Court in Sadar Bazar Fire Works (Pucca Shop) Association shall stand partially modified to the extent that they are not in conformity with the Explosives Rules which shall be implemented in full by the concerned authorities. The court also issued a stern warning to maintain a 100-meter silent zone around hospitals, courts, educational institutions and religious places and asked the police to ensure this was followed. The court said it has come to terms with the ground reality that "illegal temporary shops" are bound to crop up with or without the blessing of the authorities in the NCR during the time of Diwali.

It also "made absolute" its July 31 interim direction prohibiting use of "compounds of antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in manufacture of fireworks" and also banned the use of strontium chromate in manufacture of fireworks.

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