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30 Oct 2018

SC timings for bursting firecrackers in TN, Puducherry to change

The Supreme Court today modified its order of fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

It said the timing will be changed in places like Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but not exceed two hours a day.

On October 23, the apex court ordered that people can burst "green" firecrackers for only two hours (8pm-10pm) on Diwali.

In context

Timings for firecrackers to change in TN, Puducherry

Green crackers

Green crackers order meant for Delhi, not pan-India: SC

A bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also observed that the direction for permitting the use of green crackers was meant for the Delhi-NCR region and not pan India.

The top court was hearing several applications filed by the Tamil Nadu Government and firecracker manufacturers seeking modification and clarification of its October 23 order.

Hindrance

Not possible to come up with 'green-crackers' this Diwali: Manufacturers

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government urged the apex court to allow firecrackers to be burst on Diwali morning in accordance with religious practices in the state.

The counsel appearing for firecracker manufacturers told the court that it was not possible to come up with green crackers this Diwali since there was no set composition for manufacturing them.

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