Firecracker ban: The National Green Tribunal had ordered firecracker ban this Diwali. Now the Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the issue cracker ban. Supreme Court has rejected a plea filed by some cracker manufacturers in West Bengal challenging the Calcutta High Court order on banning the sale of firecrackers.
Justice Chandrachud said that we understand these festivals are important but we are in a situation where life itself is in danger, there can be no greater value than the preservation of life itself and HC is more equipped to deal with this situation. SC also said that we are in a situation where we are struggling to save lives due to the pandemic.