No complete ban on use of firecrackers, fireworks containing Barium salts prohibited: SC

The Supreme Court Friday clarified that there isn’t a complete ban on the usage of firecrackers and solely these fireworks which comprise Barium salts are prohibited.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna stated nevertheless that no authority might be permitted the violation of the instructions issued by it and permit banned firecrackers beneath the guise of celebration.

The apex court docket additional asserted that celebration can’t be at the price of the opposite’s well being.

Under the guise of celebration, no one might be permitted to infringe the correct to well being of others, assured beneath Article 21 of the Constitution of India and no one might be permitted to play with the lifetime of others, extra significantly the senior residents and the youngsters, it stated.

“It is made clear that there is no total ban on use of firecrackers. Only those firecrackers are banned, as directed hereinabove, which are found to be injurious to health and affecting the health of the citizens, more particularly the senior citizens and the children,” the bench stated.

Any lapse on a part of States, companies and UTs in implementing a ban on firecrackers shall be considered very significantly, the highest court docket stated.

It directed all of the states/Union Territories to offer due publicity by means of digital/print media and native cable providers to make the folks conscious of the instructions issued by the court docket on the manufacture, use and sale of banned firecrackers.