Right to life of innocent citizens is more precious than the right to employment of workers: SC

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The Supreme Court lashed out at firecracker manufacturers for violating the spirit of its 2018 judgment banning toxic ingredients like barium in fireworks, saying the prime focus of the court is the “right to life of innocent people”.

The Supreme Court Tuesday said it cannot infringe the right to life of other citizens under the guise of employment while considering a ban on firecrackers. 

 Justice M.R. Shah, for the Bench, retorted that “we have to balance between employment, unemployment and the right to life and health of citizens”.

“We cannot sacrifice the lives of many for a few. Our prime focus is the right to life of innocent people,” Justice Shah observed.

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