HC asks administration to comply with notification banning Chinese manjha

  • | Wednesday | 1st July, 2020

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the administration to strictly adhere to a notification issued by the state government on banning Chinese 'manjha', synthetic string coated with powdered glass used for flying kites, in view of the threat it poses to pedestrians and motorcyclists. Hearing a PIL on use of Chinese manjha/nylon manjha, a division bench comprising Chief Justice T B N Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee noted that pursuant to an order of the National Green Tribunal, a complete ban has been imposed on its use by the Bengal government. Reports submitted by the commissioner of Kolkata Police and the commissioner of the department ofenvironment informed the court of the ban whichwas imposed on March 20 this year. The court observed that the notification issued by the state government shall be strictly adhered to by the administration and will be given full effect.

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