Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and neighbouring areas, acting on the petition of three infants.
The ban has to be enforced by the centre. The court said such steps are being taken to control the pollution which rose to dangerous level on the days following Diwali.
The petition by the three children had said: “Our lungs have not yet fully developed and we cannot take further pollution through bursting of crackers.”
The court said, No fresh license will be given to selling firecrackers and existing ones will be suspended.
So far, traders with the license were allowed to sell them.
Gopal Sankaranarayanan, the lawyer for the petitioners said, the court order means no one can sell or stock firecrackers.
He said, “Some individuals who have leftover crackers from Diwali can burst them but no one can bring crackers from outside Delhi because it needs a licence”.