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Published on: September 24, 2022 at 20:30 IST

Manoj Tiwari, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has appealed the Delhi government’s decision to prohibit the sale, purchase, and use of firecrackers in the nation’s capital till January 2023 to the Supreme Court.

The Northeast Delhi Member of Parliament and former president of the Delhi BJP has asked for instructions to allow regulated firecrackers.

On September 14, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) issued an order banning the production, storage, sale (including delivery through online marketing platforms), and use of all types of firecrackers until January 1, 2023.

Earlier today, the plea was presented by attorney Shashank Shekhar Jha before Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit for an urgent listing.

The CJI-led Bench announced that it will hear the case on October 10.

According to the argument, the restriction will negatively impact traders’ ability to support themselves.

A ruling by the Supreme Court in 2021 has been used to support the argument that a balance must be achieved rather than a general prohibition.

Additionally, a case opposing the DPCC order has been filed with the Delhi High Court.

According to a lawsuit filed by two companies that deal with the sale, purchase, and storage of green fireworks, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and even the DPCC have explicitly permitted the sale and usage of fireworks in areas with “moderate” air quality.

The Court urged the petitioner to find out if the Supreme Court is handling a similar case when the petition was heard by Justice Yashwant Varma on Wednesday.

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