Delhi Firecracker Ban News: The petition against a complete ban on the sale, storage and use of firecrackers in the national capital during Diwali was mentioned before the Delhi High Court for urgent hearing on Friday, which the court said it would consider. The court had said on Thursday that it would hear the petition in December, as the main counsel for the petitioner was not available. The lawyer requested the bench to hear the matter on Friday or Saturday only on the ground that otherwise there would be no justification for this petition.
The High Court will remain closed from November 1 to November 5 due to holiday on account of Diwali and Saturday will be the last working day. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh asked the counsel to give the number of the case to the court master and she would see when the matter can be listed. The bench said, “You give the number of the case, we will consider.” We are not saying yes or no. We will see at the end of the day.”
Advocate Gautam Jha, appearing for the petitioners, said that their plea is for a complete ban on the sale, storage and use of firecrackers in Delhi on Diwali on November 4 and if the matter is not heard before the festival, then it has no justification. will not be. The court had on Thursday said that a similar matter relating to a ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers across the country to curb pollution is pending before the Supreme Court.
This petition has been filed in the High Court by two persons – Rahul Sanwaria and Tanveer. They claim that the Delhi government’s decision to impose a complete ban is unfair as the apex court never ordered a complete ban on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital. The petitioners said they want an amendment to the September 15 order which had put a complete ban on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers during the festival of Diwali due to pollution concerns.
It has been argued in the petition that the ban is arbitrary, unreasonable and excessive. It has claimed that pollution in Delhi is due to vehicles, burning of bio-fuels etc and that a complete ban on firecrackers one and a half months before the festival of Diwali has hurt the sentiments of lakhs of people.