Allow bursting of crackers from 4.30 a.m. to 6.30 a.m. during Diwali..!
Highlighting the multicultural hues of the country, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday asked the Supreme Court to modify its October 23 order restricting the bursting of firecrackers to a two-hour period between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. during festivals, including Diwali.
For one, the State of Tamil Nadu said the festival of Diwali is celebrated in the morning. Hence, the Supreme Court should allow bursting of crackers from 4.30 a.m. till 6.30 a.m. in Tamil Nadu.
“Diwali is a religious practice religiously and scrupulously followed by the Hindus from time immemorial and it had become a core and essential religious practice which is also protected under Article 25 of the Constitution as their fundamental right,” Tamil Nadu government said.
The Supreme Court had restricted the time for bursting crackers across India on festivals and other occasions as a means to reduce air pollution.The Supreme Court is likely to hear the petitions on October 30.