Last Updated on September 14, 2023 by News Desk
Written by: Srijan Raj
The Supreme Court questioned the Delhi Police over their intentions to implement a ban on firecrackers in the National Capital A court led by justices A. S. Bopanna and M. M. Sundresh considered a number of petitions that sought to outlaw the sale, purchase, and use of firecrackers in India.
The petitioner’s attorney, Sr. Adv. Gopal Sankaranarayanan, asserted that clear breaches had taken place in Delhi NCR, notwithstanding the court’s orders.
As part of an action plan to minimise pollution during the winter, the Delhi Government announced its intention to ban the manufacturing, sale, storage, and use of firecrackers on September 11. Justice Bopanna opined that this problem must be resolved.
According to a research from a medical expert, lung cancer cases have been rising in Delhi and the city’s air pollution levels are concerning. Adv. Sankaranarayanan quoted this report. The Centre was required by the Court to produce a protocol describing the implementation of limitations and controls on the selling of green crackers.
The Delhi Government has once again announced that it will prohibit the manufacturing, sale, storage, and use of firecrackers as part of an effort to lessen pollution during the winter.
Case Title: Arjun Gopal and others v. Union of India