Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR to continue: SC

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Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR to continue: SC
Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR to continue: SC

New Delhi: Giving no respite to traders, the Supreme Court, on Friday, refused to modify its earlier order on sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) till November 1.

SC bench comprised of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that the apex court will ascertain after Diwali if there has been a difference in pollution levels.

“We are pained to hear that some people are giving the order a communal colour. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a very spiritual person in such matters,” said Justice A.K. Sikri.

A group of traders had moved the Supreme Court, seeking a modification of its order banning sale of firecracekrs in Delhi-NCR.

Traders mentioned in their appeal that the licences were revived in pursuance of the court’s September 12 order and they procured firecrackers for sale during Diwali, citing that that a huge amount of money was invested.

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