Bitter news to kite flyers
Here comes a bit of sad news for all those kite lovers who have the habit of flying kites, especially in Sankranti season. A blanket ban has been announced on manja nationwide that is widely used in making kites. The reason is the harm caused by metal and glass particles used as mixture to humans and other living beings as well as environment. These orders were given by Swatantra Kumar who heads the tribunal postponing further hearing to February 1st.
The tribunal further ordered the national manja association to file a report with the national pollution control board about the ill effects of manja on environment. A petition was filed by lawyers Sanjay Hegde, Shadan Farasat to ban manja as the season is approaching bringing to the notice the harm it can cause to kite flyers, especially children who are the most vulnerable.