A Petition has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the Chandigarh crackers association against decision to indefinite ban firecrackers. The petition says that Chandigarh administration officials are adopting a dictatorial attitude. It states that the pollution level in Chandigarh is less than 150, while in adjacent Panchkula it is almost double, at 250. Despite this, the Haryana government has not imposed an indefinite ban, allowing two hours to burn firecrackers.
It says that traders, like the common people, wait for two days of this festival. But the administration is bent on ruining them. Sellers have given more than 50 percent price in advance to buy firecrackers. The petition asks that who will compensate for this. The Petition further states Administration officials want to benefit Panchkula and Mohali by adopting a dictatorial attitude.
This petition has been accepted in the High Court and will be heard on Wednesday.