SC issues directions over its order on ban of firecrackers on Diwali

By Legal Wires 2 Minutes Read

The Supreme Court has issued directions to ensure strict implementation of its earlier order banning the use of barium-based firecrackers and only allowing green crackers.

Arjun Gopal v. Union of India

The Bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice AS Bopanna held that if it was found that any banned firecrackers are manufactured, sold and used in any particular area, the Chief Secretary of the concerned State, the Secretary (Homes) of the concerned State and the Commissioner of Police of the concerned area, District Superintendent of Police of the concerned area and the SHO/Police Officer-in-charge of the concerned police station shall be held personally liable.

The Bench further directed the States/Union Territories to give due publicity through electronic media/print media/local cable services to make the people aware and know the directions issued by the Top Court with respect to manufacturing use and sale of banned firecrackers.

“Celebration cannot be at the cost of the other’s health. Under the guise of celebration, nobody can be permitted to infringe the right to health of the others, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and nobody can be permitted to play with the life of the others more particularly the senior citizens and the children.”

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