The SC refused to impose a complete ban on bursting crackers.

No ban on bursting crackers says SC turning down toddlers petition
news Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:25

Turning down a petition by three toddlers seeking a restriction on bursting crackers this Diwali, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will impose no fresh restrictions on the issue.

The Times of India reported that three toddlers had moved a petition to the SC, through their parents, urging the apex court to limit the days of bursting crackers during Diwali to three and also allow fireworks for only two hours.

The court however said that such an order cannot be passed as an interim measure, adds the report.

A NDTV report quotes the SC as saying, "Everyone wants to burst crackers in front of their houses and they can say it is their right. Can we ask them to go to Nehru Maidan to burst crackers. We can't do that."

The court reiterated its ruling in 2005 which allows bursting of crackers only between 6 am to 10 pm, states the report.

The SC also the pulled up the Centre for not following its October 16 directive to publish advertisements in public about the adverse effects of bursting crackers.

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