Supreme Court today refused to complete ban on firecrackers as complete ban also includes the fundamental right of livelihood of manufacturers of firecrackers. A bench of Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said in its order that bursting of firecrackers will be allowed for two hours (8pm to 10pm) on Diwali and 35 (11:55pm to 12.30am) mints on Christmas and new Year’s evening. SC also ban the online sale of firecrackers and put the stay on the Flipkart and Amazon, E-commerce portals from selling firecrackers. Bench also directed the Central Pollution Control Board to monitor air quality before 7 days and after 7 days of Diwali. Court also said that only firecrackers with reduced emission and low decibel will be permitted during the given time and order would be applicable across the country.