Supreme Court banned Sales of Firecrackers in NCR And Delhi from today onward till 31st Oct 2017, So During this Diwali festival NCR-Delhi Peoples will not get the firecrackers.
The bench headed by Justice AK Sikri put the hold sale of crackers just few day before of Diwali. This plea field by kids named as Arjun Gopal and other to restore last years order of banning crackers in Delhi-NCR.
The bench had reviewed and allowed the supreme court order passed on 11th November last year. Where judgment allow the sale of firecracker as well as directed the governing authorities to ensure the fireworks are not done in silence zone and restricted the Delhi police not to give license to more than 500 shop.
Later on the top court, 11th November 2016 order to suspend the all licenses of fire workers, both wholesale and retail within the area of NCR. Whereas the Apex Court had temporarily lifted its earlier order and permitted sale of firework. While restoring the plea of last year order, The central Pollution Control Board had submitted supporting document, it has disclosed which stand nearly 20 year ago that Sulphur in Fireworks should not be permitted as Sulphur on combustion produces Sulphur Dioxide and its extremely harmful to health.
Whereas, The central Pollution Control Board told the Court during Sagun Kaushik Vs Lt. Governor of Delhi and Ors, that Diwali day between 9 p.m. to midnight the level of Sulphur Dioxide content in the air is dangerously high.
Whereas, Advocate for Petitioner further contended as a huge rise in air pollution witnessed at NCR during Diwali Period and use of fireworks should be restored as it is one of several reasons for increasing pollution. Which resulted with banned on sales of firework in Delhi and NCR today onward till date 31st October 2017. The bench said it wanted to test the effect of the ban on air quality after Diwali noting that each year festival leaves the air in Delhi thick with smoke.