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Can Mosquito killing rackets be used after 10 PM? Delhi resident asks Supreme court in an open letter

26, Oct 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

New Delhi: The Supreme court had clarified that on festivals, including Diwali, the bursting of firecrackers will be allowed only between 8 pm and 10 pm. On Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the bench said, crackers can be burst between 11:45 pm and 12:45 am. The judge said that this judgment has tried to strike a balance and has relied majorly on the suggestions and guidelines proposed by the central government. But the decision has created some confusion in the minds of people. There are many questions left unanswered by the Supreme Court’s decision.


Sanil Jain, a New Delhi resident has written an open letter to the Supreme court asking whether the use of Mosquito killing racket be termed as using firecracker after 10 PM. Sanil lives in an area where the population of mosquito is growing day by day and his family have to use the racket at regular intervals at night to keep the deadly insects away.

People in Delhi are waiting for Supreme Courts’ reply to Sanil’s letter as this doubt is in the minds of many people and not only Sanil. The sale of rackets has gone down drastically in New Delhi with people waiting for Supreme Court’s reply to make the final call of buying the rackets or not.