Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chinese lanterns in three days: HC to govt

Residents of the city will miss the spectacle which happens during Uttarayan when the sky is dotted with Chinese lantern. The Gujarat high court on Tuesday directed the state government to ban manufacturing and sale of these lanterns within three days. 

The state home department has been asked to issue notification restricting the ban till January 31, 2016. 

In March, the government responding to a PIL in the court had assured that it would prohibit the manufacturing and sales of the lanterns. The PIL had contested that these lanterns are not only dangerous, but also not environment friendly. The government, however, did not put any restriction on manufacturing or sale as per its promise. 

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