Supreme Court says firecracker ban not against any community

Supreme Court says firecracker ban not against any community
Supreme Court of IndiaFile/ GK

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dispelled the impression that it was against a particular group or community by banning firecrackers and said it cannot allow violation of rights of citizens under the guise of enjoyment.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna made it clear that it wants full implementation of its orders to send a message that it is here to protect the rights of people and can even pass an order for CBI investigation concerning those manufacturers who are selling fake green crackers.

“Under the guise of enjoyment, you (manufacturers) cannot play with the lives of citizens. We are not against a particular community. We want to send a strong message that we are here for the protection of fundamental rights of citizens,” the bench said.

The apex court said the earlier ban order on firecrackers was passed after giving elaborate reasons.

“All firecrackers were not banned. It was in the larger public interest. There is a particular impression being created. It should not be projected that it was banned for a particular purpose. Last time we said that we weren’t coming in the way of enjoyment but we cannot come in the way of fundamental rights of people,” the bench said. The top court said there must be some responsibility entrusted to authorities who have been given the right to implement the order on the ground.

The bench said even today firecrackers are openly available in the market.

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