Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding use of firecrackers during Diwali, 09/10/2017

  • 09/10/2017

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/10/2017 regarding extensive use of fireworks including fire crackers during Diwali. The Applicant has pointed out that onset of winter itself deteriorates air quality in Delhi NCR and it gets aggravated because of festival/marriage season that occurs during these very months. Taking note of the aforesaid factors, particularly impact of fireworks on the ambient air and unhealthy effects thereof which had created unprecedented situation in Delhi, with air pollution going up at alarming levels and making it the most polluted city in the world.

Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR. Further orders in this behalf would be passed after assessing the situation that would emerge afer the 2017 Diwali season.

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