In compliance to orders of the Supreme Court, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills District directs all citizens to strictly comply with the directions of the Supreme 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 am on November 6 and November 7, 2018 and the time for bursting of low decibel and low emission crackers has been fixed from 8 pm to 10 pm only.
In a statement issued here on Monday, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Peter S. Dkhar said that the Supreme Court in civil writ petition No. 728 of 2015 has prohibited bursting of crackers beyond the two hours stipulated time during all major festivals including the ensuing Diwali Festival.
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 Supreme Court’s order.