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HC allows bursting of firecrackers for 3 hours on Gurpurb

Temporary firecracker licenses selected through a draw on October 16, will continue to be valid till November 4.

punjab Updated: Nov 01, 2017 20:37 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
Punjab and Haryana high court,Guru Nanak Dev Gurupurab,Chandigarh
Firecrackers cannot be burst before and after November 4, the high court division bench said.(HT File photo)

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed bursting of firecrackers for three hours - from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm - on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, on November 4.

A division bench of justices A K Mittal and Amit Rawal, which has been hearing a petition pertaining to pollution caused by firecrackers, adjourned the matter for November 15. “The HC today allowed bursting of firecrackers on Gurpurb only on November 4 for three hours,” said senior advocate Anupam Gupta in Chandigarh.

Firecrackers cannot be burst before and after November 4, the senior lawyer added. Temporary license holders who were selected through a lot of draws on October 16 to sell firecrackers will continue to be valid till November 4, Gupta said.

On October 13, the high court had fixed three hours time for bursting firecrackers on Diwali this year.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 20:02 IST