The Supreme Court has made it clear that there is no complete ban on the use of firecrackers, only firecrackers containing barium salt are banned. The Supreme Court has also made it clear that the use of banned firecrackers in the guise of a festival is not allowed, as the festival cannot be celebrated at the cost of the health of others.
A bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna said that the festival cannot be celebrated at the cost of the health of others. It said that in the name of celebration, no one can be allowed to infringe on the right to health of others which is guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution and that anyone should be allowed to take away the lives of others, especially senior citizens and children. Playing cannot be allowed.
“It is clarified that there is no absolute ban on the use of firecrackers. There is a ban on only such type of fireworks which are found to be injurious to health and are harmful in terms of effect on the health of citizens, especially senior citizens and children. Any lapse in implementing the ban on firecrackers will be viewed very seriously.
It directed all the states and union territories to make proper publicity through electronic-print media and local cable services to make people aware about the directions issued by the court regarding production, use and sale of banned firecrackers. Go. The Supreme Court said that in case of violation of the ban on firecrackers, the Chief Secretary, Secretary (Home), Commissioner of Police, District Superintendent of Police, in-charge of the police station will be personally accountable.