Telangana HC directs state to ban firecrackers

Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, November 12 

Telangana High Court has banned bursting of firecrackers during the Diwali season.

A two-judge panel comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijayasen Reddy has directed the state government to ban crackers immediately. 

In a strong judgment, the HC has asked the government to issue directions for closure of cracker shops and to register cases against violators. It also asked the government to use media to send out the message loud and clear.

The panel was dealing with a writ petition filed by Indra Prakash, a practising advocate appearing as a party in person. 

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) sought court directions to ban crackers during the Diwali. The petitioner complained that pollution due to crackers would cause problems to patients suffering from COVID-19 as the disease affects the respiratory system. 

The panel observed that Rajasthan and other states had banned crackers for this festival. The panel further pointed out that the apex court upheld the decision of the Kolkata High Court to ban crackers in West Bengal. It also directed the government to file an action taken report on November 19 and adjourned the case. 

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