‘Life itself is in danger’: SC rejects plea challenging ban on firecrackers

‘Life itself is in danger’: SC rejects plea challenging ban on firecrackers

The Supreme Court Wed rejected a petition difficult the city High Court’s ban ablaze loony throughout the approaching competition season. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee aforementioned it understood festivals were vital, however “we square measure during a state of affairs wherever life itself is in danger”.

“We perceive these festivals square measure important… we tend to square measure during a state of affairs wherever life itself is in danger… There may be no larger worth than preservation of life itself,” Justice Chandrachud aforementioned.

SC rejects plea difficult city HC order against ban ablaze loony. Justice D Y Chandrachud: “we perceive these festivals square measure important…We square measure during a state of affairs wherever
life itself is danger…There may be no larger values than preservation of life itself @IndianExpress

— Ananthakrishnan G (@axidentaljourno) legal holiday, 2020

Last week, the HC had ordered a whole ban on firecrackers across the state citing health reasons and Covid-19. It refused to permit even the two-hour window to burst loony, a caveat earlier permissible by the apex court.

On Tuesday, the division bench of the HC, comprising Justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee, directed the West Bengal government to make sure strict compliance with its ban. It conjointly sought-after from the State a report on compliance of its order.

People within the state square measure geartrain up to celebrate Diwali, Chhat puja and Jagadhatri puja, among different festivals.

Several states, together with Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana and Old Delhi, have illegal firecrackers before the gay season fearing the adverse impact on the prevailing Covid-19 state of affairs. The ban in states is to rule out any potential risk of spreading of virus or making difficulties for people who have already been battling the illness.

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