The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that our orders banning dangerous chemicals in firecrackers should be implemented properly. It should be ensured that banned chemicals are not used in firecrackers. A bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna said that there is a problem in the implementation of laws in the country. We have to see who should be made responsible for banning the use of dangerous chemicals.
The Supreme Court said that the police commissioner can be given the responsibility to see that the makers of crackers containing banned chemicals can be stopped. A complaint had come before the court that the firecracker manufacturers were manufacturing firecrackers by applying banned chemicals and not labeling them properly. The Supreme Court said these things during the hearing of the petition of the Firecracker Manufacturers Association.
Right to life cannot be infringed under the guise of employment
The Supreme Court said that the right to life of other citizens cannot be infringed under the guise of employment like making firecrackers. Its priority is to protect the right to life of innocent citizens. The bench said that we have to strike a balance between employment, unemployment and right to life of the citizen. If we find that these are green crackers and have been approved by the committee of experts, we will pass appropriate orders.
Senior advocate Atmaram Nadkarni, appearing for the Cracker Manufacturers Association, said that Diwali is on November 4. They want the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) to decide. He said that the government should decide on the matter as lakhs of people are unemployed.