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Court restricts burning on Bhogi

By Our Staff Reporter

CHENNAI DEC. 31. The Madras High Court today banned burning of any material other than old wood and cowdung cake during Bhoghi.

The First Bench comprising the Chief Justice, B. Subhashan Reddy, and Justice A.K. Rajan, passed the order on a representation from the Exnora International. The Bench had taken up the letter/representation from the forum as a public interest litigation petition.

The representation apprehended that during Bhoghi, people might burn tyres, tubes, plastic materials, oil waste and old wood, etc. It said synthetic materials should not be permitted to be burnt as it would pollute the atmosphere. In its order, the Bench said, ``excepting the old wood and cowdung cakes no other material shall be allowed to be burnt on the Bhoghi day. The police officials in the State shall see to it that this order is enforced strictly.''

Directing the communication of the order to the Director-General of Police through a special messenger, the Bench asked the police chief to issue necessary direction to all police stations.

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