New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it is not against any community or any particular group to ban firecrackers. Removing this notion, the court said that under the guise of bliss it cannot allow violation of citizens' rights. A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna clarified that they want the court's orders to be fully complied with.
During the hearing of the ban violation case on the sale of firecrackers, the court said, 'Under the guise of enjoying, you (cracker growers) cannot play with the lives of citizens. We are not against a particular community. We want to send a strong message that we are here to protect the fundamental rights of citizens.' The Supreme Court also said that the earlier order banning firecrackers was given after widely explaining the reason.
The court further said, 'The ban has not been imposed on all firecrackers. It is in the larger public interest. A particular type of perception is being created. It should not be shown in such a way that this ban is imposed for a particular purpose. The last time we said that we are not coming in the way of anyone's happiness, we cannot even get in the way of people's fundamental rights.'