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Title: Conferring the Rights to Air: A Way to Change Social Behavior in India
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Law and Justice, Vol. 14 No. 01, (March 2023), pp 161 - 170
Authors: Goel, Kavita
Keywords: Green Firecrackers
Environment protection
Emission norms
Air and noise pollution,
Legal person,
Issue Date: Mar-2023
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: India is a land of celebrations in the name of national festival or religious festivals or victory of individual or team. By celebration we seek to be entertained and amused at the cost of natural resources. In 2017, the Allahabad High Court bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice MK Gupta held that every citizen had the right to celebrate festivals in a peaceful manner. But now a day over celebration with fire crackers and loud sound are going into the vein of almost all life events whether big or small. In Ajay Goswami V. Union of India, the Supreme Court Upheld the right of adult citizens to entertainment notwithstanding that such entertainment may be inappropriate for children. On 23rd October 2019, the Supreme Court of India refused to impose blanket ban on sale of firecrackers but allowed the sale of low polluting green firecrackers which are within the permitted decibel limit and emission norms. This decision is in parallel with the existing bunch of environment protection legislation except the permission to use of green pollutants. These type of judgments and legislations are made to make the human being enjoy and the nature weep. The pollution level in New Delhi peaked on the morning just next day of Diwali celebration because of unbridled right to celebrations. On Monday, i.e. 25th November 2019, the Supreme Court accused the Centre and Delhi government of politicizing the issue and said that the city is no longer livable and had become worse than hell.
ISSN: 0976-3570
Appears in Collections:Vol.14 No. 01 (March 2023)

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