Punjab and Haryana HC allows bursting of firecrackers for three hours on Guru Nanak Jayanti
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday allowed bursting of firecrackers for three hours from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday allowed bursting of firecrackers for three hours from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, on 4 November.
A division bench of justices AK Mittal and Amit Rawal, which has been hearing a petition pertaining to pollution caused by firecrackers, adjourned the matter for 15 November.
"The HC today (Wednesday) allowed bursting of firecrackers on Gurpurab only on 4 November for three hours," said senior advocate Anupam Gupta.
Firecrackers cannot be burst before and after 4 November, the senior lawyer added.
Temporary license holders who were selected through a lot of draws on 16 October to sell firecrackers will continue to be valid until 4 November, Gupta said.
On 13 October, the high court had fixed three hours time for bursting firecrackers on Diwali this year.
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It sometimes seems that Guru Nanak has been reduced to a caricature of himself, characterised primarily by the bazaar art that typically depicts him as a greybeard in a white or saffron turban, deep in meditation. In reality, his roar against tyranny and oppression reverberated through the Punjab in the 18th-century, a time of great instability and turmoil