NEW DELHI: In the recent case of Sanser Pal Singh v Union of India and Ors, Delhi High Court said that Kite Flying is a part of our Nation, and we cannot pass an order banning the practice.
The division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad observed that the use of Chinese manjha is a serious concern and therefore directed the state government to follow the orders and sticky ban the following.
PIL was registered in the Delhi High Court seeking to impose a complete ban on kite-flying and the use of Chinese manjha in Delhi. The petitioner stated that a large number of accidents are taking place in and around Delhi due to the use of Chinese manjha, which was also causing injuries to birds and animals.
Advocate Sanser Pal Singh filed a plea seeking a ban on kite-making, storage, and its transportation along with all other materials used for flying kites. The police further stated that FIRs are being registered against people found to be violating the NGT order and the government notification.
After hearing an argument from both sides, the Court disposed of the petition with a direction to the authorities to ensure strict compliance with both the NGT order and the notification.
Sanser Pal Singh appeared in person.
Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma and Central Government Standing Counsel Anil Soni, along with Advocates Amit Gupta, Rishav Dubey, Sahaj Garg, and Saurabh Tripathi, appeared for the Union of India.
Additional Standing Counsel Sameer Vashisht and Advocate Sanjana Nangia appeared for the Delhi government. Standing Counsel Sanjay Lao along with Advocates Supriya Manan and Karan Jeet Rai Sharma appeared for the Delhi Police.