SC may limit time for bursting fire crackers during Diwali

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it the court is seriously considering to limit time for fire cracker bursting during Diwali between 5pm and 10pm.

The apex court said this while admitting a plea filed by three toddlers which asked the court to pass an order to put a complete ban on bursting of crackers.

A bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Amitava Roy asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar and Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh to consult the concerned departments and come out with their response within a week’s time to six suggestions given by the petitioner’s counsel AM Singhvi.

SC ordered the centre and state governments to give wide publicity in print and electronic media about the ill effects of fire crackers.

SC also asked the teaching community to actively and vigorously spread awareness about the ill effects of fire crackers among students.

The court posted the matter for further hearing on October 27.