SC Annuls Calcutta HC's Order Of Ban On Firecrackers In West Bengal
The Supreme Court on November 1 set aside Calcutta High Court's order imposing a complete ban on firecrackers during the upcoming Kali Puja, Diwali, and other celebrations. The bench of two justices also said the order was ''extreme''. The HC didn't listen to the firecracker industry which employs thousands of workers. The apex court also said different measures should be explored to ban toxic chemicals in firecrackers.