I don't understand how the Lordships think and understand petty commonsense things. If they think not bursting crackers on one out of 365 days would reduce pollution, what are they going to stop for the rest 364 days in the year? And strangely enough, they have no idea whether it would or would not reduce pollution. They want to band and see the effect! What a grave misuse of power by the Court. Just because it is against the majority and nobody would come to the support of majority, they can go to any extent. In fact on the Diwali day and a day before, there would be more vehicles running just for distributing sweets and dryfruits to friends and relatives in the NCR. That causes 100 times more pollution. In fact, crackers' smoke is good since it eliminates smaller insects in the atmosphere including the mosquitoes which the government is not able to handle. They provide relief and mental rejuvination. More strange issue, how the Court allowed a petition filed by minors to ban the crackers in NCR without seeking their guardians to act? If minors cannot be punished for serious offences, can they file a petition independently? And if you question, it is contempt!
The judgement is unfortunate. Bursting crackers is very much in our culture. It might be there in other countries for other occassions. If it is not in our culture, why do you think that we express our joy in every occassion through bursting of crackers, be it marriage, new year party, political victory rally, and why even when india wins a cricket match. Therefore, crackers are there to stay in our culture, wherever they have come from. They did not come yesterday, they have been there for centuries with us and is part of us. The hue and cry now is because of high pollution levels caused by other factors. You cannot hold bursting crackers on one day as a reason for pollution. what about the high levels of pollution for rest of the year? I think the judgement is not rational.
Re: fire crackers
by (View MyPage) on Oct 14, 2017 07:37 AM
The people are only interested in taking action against celebration of Hindu festivals. Why no action against 365 days noise pollution created by the loudspeakers five times a day from Masjids ?
Unfortunately Courts are out of public comments / criticism. This is what is creating problems in many of the judgement by courts now a days. Each court gives a different judgement just because the top most court says something we are left with no other option that accepting it.
Re: No Comments / criticism
by Shyam Sunder (View MyPage) on Oct 14, 2017 09:30 PM
They want to appear in media everyday. They are not serious about lakhs of cases pending for decades together. For clearing those cases, they have shortage of judges. For these cases, they always have a plenty of time.
Re: Vehicular pollution
by Shyam Sunder (View MyPage) on Oct 14, 2017 09:31 PM
Even the judges travel in privileged vehicles with flags and sirens. First they should start travelling by Bus and Metro trains to reduce pollution. Being responsible public servants, they should lead by example.
by Truth Prevails (View MyPage) on Oct 13, 2017 01:31 PM
All judges in delhi have to travel by public transport everyday to help save the environment. This would help a lot more than banning crackers