Delhi High Court rejects firecrackers seller’s license

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New Delhi : After looking through the previous year’s reports of injuries caused by firecrackers, the honorable Delhi High Court has rejected a plea for a temporary licence to sell crackers as according to them it is the most regular affair that happens every year at the time of Diwali.

“It is not as if firecrackers are capable of any less harm than an arm within the meaning of the Arms Act,” Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said.

“Owing to less stringent control on use, firecrackers are available far more easily than an arm and are rampantly used. Over the years it has resulted in incidents of fire and injury caused by firecrackers, on the occasion of Diwali, having become a routine affair and multiplying annually,” the court said.

The court said that none could claim a right to burst firecrackers at the cost of injury to another, adding that firecrackers did not have any religious sanctity.

The court was hearing a plea filed by Manisha Sharma, who had sought a temporary firework licence for selling firecrackers in the city.