NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea to remove the ban on firecrackers in Delhi. “We will not lift the ban on firecrackers in the National Capital Region. Our order is very clear,” a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice M R Shah said, reported India Today.
The court expressed concern over the rising pollution in the national capital Delhi while dismissing the petition filed by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. Tiwari had approached the court seeking the revocation of the blanket ban on the sale, purchase, and use of firecrackers during the festive season.
Supreme Court said it had already passed detailed order with regard to the usage of firecrackers and will not vacate the previous order, the report said. “Our order regarding the ban on firecrackers from the National Capital Region is very clear. How can we allow firecrackers even if they are green crackers. Have you seen the pollution of Delhi?” SC asked the petitioner, according to the report.