'Flying kites, cultural activity, can't be stopped..,' Delhi HC dismisses plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea to ban kite flying in the capital. The court rejected the demand for a ban on kite flying, saying it was a cultural activity. However, the High Court has also given some necessary directions to the Delhi government and the police administration. It was asked that they should strictly implement the decision taken by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban Chinese manjha (synthetic).

In the Delhi High Court, Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subrammonium Prasad were hearing a plea seeking a ban on kites. During this time, the judges found that the NGT has already banned Chinese synthetic manjha in Delhi. The Delhi Police also keeps issuing notifications in this regard and action is also taken against those who break the rules. There was a demand in the Delhi High Court to ban kites by inserting a PIL. It demanded a ban on flying, selling, buying, and collecting kites. It was said that many people and birds are dying due to the glass-rich manjha.

While hearing the petition, the high court said that it cannot ban the flying of kites as it is a cultural activity. At the same time, it can also be related to religious activity, so the petition is dismissed.

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