Chennai: The Supreme Court today said all south Indian States, including Tamilnadu, can burst crackers on Deepavali for two hours. It said crackers can be burst from morning 4 to 5 and night 9 to 10.
This should be followed in Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Karnataka, said the court.
The court has also said action should be taken against those who violate the rule. “Officials right from District Collector to VAO should ensure that the rules are followed,” the top court said.