SC allows States to fix two-hour duration to burst firecrackers on Diwali

(Reporters Today) : The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its order fixing a slot of 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali and said the timing will be changed in places such as Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but not exceed two hours a day.

Supreme Court also observed that the direction for permitting the use of green crackers was meant for the Delhi-NCR region only.

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

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government urged the apex court to allow firecrackers to be burst on Deepavali morning in accordance with religious practices in the State, besides the already permitted 8 pm to 10 pm period.

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