Thursday, 20 January 2022

New guidelines for Firecracker on Diwali in Karnataka

New guidelines for Firecracker on Diwali in Karnataka

In new guidelines for Diwali, the government of Karnataka on Saturday said that only sellers having permission could sell green crackers at designated places outside residential areas between Nov 1 and 10. It further noted that a 6-meter distance between shops is a must, according to news agency ANI.

It comes just a day after the Supreme Court clarified that there is no total prohibition on the usage of firecrackers. Only those crackers that contain chemical crackers, Barium salts, or are found to be harmful to health are banned.

"It is also made clear that there is no absolute ban on the use of firecrackers, only those firecrackers are banning (joined, chemical) which are found to be harmful to health."

MR Shah and AS Bopanna Bench of Justices said

They affect the health of the citizens, particularly the children and the senior citizens,

The apex court said no authority could be permitted to violate and disobey the direction issued by it.

The order of the top court stated.

"We again reherse the directions issued by this court earlier and reproduced herein above including banning the use of Barium Salts in firecracker and its manufacturing and selling,"

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It said.

"We direct all the Union Territories and States to see previous directions issued earlier,"

It also added that any failure on the part of the state governments/state agencies and Union Territories should be viewed "very seriously."

"If it is founding that any banned firecrackers are manufacturing, sold, and used in any particular location, the Chief Secretary of the concerned States, the Secretary of Homes and Commissioner of Police of the worried area,"

It said.

"District Superintendent of Police of the worried location and the SHO and police officer-in-charge of the worrying police station shall be held personally liable,"

It added.

"Nobody can be permitted to flout and/or disobey the directions issued by this Court/Courts. Any willful and deliberate disobedience shall have to be viewed very seriously,"

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