Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Tiwari has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi government's decision to ban the sale, purchase, and use of firecrackers in the national capital till January 2023. .The former Delhi BJP president and Northeast Delhi Member of Parliament has sought directions that permissible firecrackers be allowed. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) had issued an order on September 14 stating that there will be a complete ban on manufacturing, storage, selling (including delivery through online marketing platforms) and bursting of all kinds of fire-crackers upto January 1, 2023.Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha mentioned the petition before Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit earlier today for urgent listing. The Bench led by the CJI said that it will hear matter on October 10. The plea states that the ban is arbitrary and will hamper the livelihoods of traders. A Supreme Court decision from 2021 has been cited to contend that a balance has to be struck instead of a blanket ban..A petition has also been filed before the Delhi High Court challenging the DPCC order.The plea filed by two firms involved in sale, purchase and storage of green crackers has contended that DPCC directions are contrary to judicial orders as even National Green Tribunal (NGT) has expressly allowed sale and use of cracker in areas where air quality is 'moderate'.When the petition was heard by Justice Yashwant Varma on Wednesday, the Court asked the petitioner to find out whether the Supreme Court is dealing with a similar petition.