The appeal of the judgement prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and purchase of firecrackers in the National Capital Territory until January 1, 2023 was rejected by the Delhi High Court on Thursday.
Justice Yashwant Varma stated that it would not be suitable for the bench to consider the petition at this time because a comparable matter is still pending before the Supreme Court.
Through attorneys Pranjal Kishore and Aman Bansal, the petition was brought by Shiva Fireworks and others. The petitioners deal in buying, selling, and storing green crackers.
The High Court stated that because the case is still ongoing before the Supreme Court, it would not be suitable for it to consider the plea.
Gopal Rai, a leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Delhi Environment Minister, stated at a press conference on Wednesday that the Delhi government has prohibited the production, storage, sale, and bursting of fireworks this year as well. Violations will result in a fine of Rs 5,000 and/or three years in prison.
The Minister further stated that people who light fireworks up till Diwali will face heavy punishment, including a 200 rupee fine and/or six months in jail, according to section 268 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Haryana Government has been ordered to forbid the production, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers other than green crackers in accordance with recent rulings by the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT).