petition in sc against delhi government’s order on firecracker ban
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Delhi government’s order banning the production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers ‘to control pollution’ in the national capital Delhi. Given that religious freedom cannot be taken away by giving the excuse of right to life. He has […]
Wed, 21 Sep 2022
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Delhi government’s order banning the production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers ‘to control pollution’ in the national capital Delhi. Given that religious freedom cannot be taken away by giving the excuse of right to life. He has demanded the court to order the Delhi government to issue new guidelines regarding the sale, purchase and use of approved firecrackers. Filing the petition through advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey, the BJP MP asked the court to give this direction to all the states. He urged them not to register a case or take other legal action against any person for getting approved firecrackers in the upcoming festive season. The top court had last year said that there is no total ban on the use of firecrackers and only firecrackers containing barium salt are banned.
Petition in Delhi High Court also
A petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court challenging the order of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) imposing a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, storage and bursting of firecrackers. The court has fixed the matter for hearing on October 7. The DPCC had on September 14 issued an order stating that by January 1, 2023, the manufacture, storage, sale (including delivery through online marketing platforms) of all types of firecrackers ) and there will be a complete ban on bursting of all types of firecrackers. The petition filed by two firms including Shiv Fire Works involved in the sale, purchase and storage of green firecrackers said that the DPCC’s directions are contrary to judicial orders as even the National Green The Tribunal (NGT) has also categorically permitted the sale and use of firecrackers in areas where the air quality is moderate. or has been better. From this point of view there is no ground to even ban the use of green crackers. The petition, filed through advocate Aman Bansal, argued that the Supreme Court has also set aside the orders of the Telangana and Calcutta High Courts, which There was a complete ban on the sale of all firecrackers. It was contended that the Delhi Police had earlier this month issued an advertisement for grant of temporary firecracker licenses and on the basis of this advertisement as well as court orders passed from time to time, the petitioners along with other vendors had Fireworks stocked.