Supreme Court bans firecracker across India

The Supreme Court directed all states and Union Territories to comply with orders against the bursting of firecrackers.

The bench was hearing pleas pertaining to the state of Rajasthan regarding the implementation of previous firecracker orders.

The petitioner argued that the order should apply to all states and Union Territories, not just Delhi-NCR.

The court urged all states to minimise air pollution, especially during the festival season.

The court voiced dissatisfaction over central and state governments' blame-game related to air pollution in Delhi.

The issue of stubble burning was not further commented upon, set to be heard later by the top court.