Hindu outfit burst crackers outside Supreme Court in protest against firecracker ban

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Notably, the apex court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi in its Oct 9 ruling in which it upheld its previous order of Nov 11, 2016 that had suspended all the licenses pertaining to the retail and wholesale trading of crackers within the NCR territory.

Following this, two Delhi Police personnel who were posted in Mangolpuri Police Station were allegedly suspended for failing to curb the sale of firecrackers in the national capital.

Madhur Verma, PRO, Delhi Police said that 29 FIRs were also registered. The SHO said that a person named Vijay wanted to earn some extra money by selling crackers on Diwali. "We should see at least in one Diwali the impact of a cracker-free festivity", the court had said.

Noida police also said that a person was arrested for storing crackers worth lakhs.

Another poster specifically points out at Supreme Court's swift decision-making processes during peak festival season, "There are billions of lawsuits pending in the court".

The apex court in 2005 had also directed that there should be a complete ban on bursting sound-emitting firecrackers between 10 PM and 6 AM.

It said the November 11 a year ago order, suspending all licences which "permit sale of fireworks, wholesale and retail within the territory of NCR", was passed by the court keeping in view the situation that had arisen after the last Diwali.

According to the court, its ban order for this year during Diwali was an experiment to examine its effect on the pollution level in the region.

"Going by these considerations, we are of the opinion that the judgment dated September 12, 2017 passed by this court should be made effective only from November 1, 2017".

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