The time for bursting of crackers in the festival fixed from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.:DC

Shillong, Nov 05: The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District today inform that as per The Hon’ble Supreme Court  of ‘India in Civil Writ Petition No. 728 of 2015 has prohibited the bursting of crackers beyond the two hours stipulated time during all the major festivals including the ensuing Deepawali Festival.

ln compliance to the Orders of- the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The District Magistrate East Khasi Hills District directs all the citizens of the District to strictly, comply with the directions of the Hon’ble Court and any, deviance from the Orders would invite strict action as per law.

The timings for the said crackers from all wholesale and retail outlets has been fixed from 10:00 A,M. on 6 th and 7th November. 2018 and the time for bursting of low decibel and low emission crackers has been fixed from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. only, in the entire District.

Further, any bursting of crackers for religious, social or cultural purposes would necessitate the groups concerned to obtain necessary permission in writing from the office of the Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills District, failing which, the group concerned will be held personally responsible for their acts which are in contravention of the Hon’bie Supreme Court’s Order.

It is reiterated that any deviance from the Orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court will invite legal action


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