HC upholds ban on sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits

Updated: few hours ago

Bengaluru, Aug 5 (PTI) The High Court of Karnataka has upheld the police department's decision to withdraw the no-objection certificate issued for sale of firecrackers within Bengaluru city limits.

Perhaps for the first time ever, photographs of people injured by firecrackers are used in the judgment papers. These show images of youngsters and children who lost eyesight due to firecracker injuries.

The HC said that "This would make the Makers of the Constitution to shiver in their grave. There cannot be a greater violation of the right to life, limb and liberty," the HC said on the page where the photographs are inserted.