New Delhi, Oct. 7 -- No celebration can be allowed at the cost of life of others, said the Supreme Court on Wednesday as it justified the ban on the manufacturing and sale of traditional firecrackers, and implored people to shift to noiseless festivities ahead of Diwali.

"We are not averse to celebrations, but we cannot celebrate at the cost of life of others. Where do we get that a celebration must happen by bursting crackers, making noise and pollution? We can have celebrations without noise too," said a bench of justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna.

The bench added that there are now green crackers that do not make noise. "Celebrations can also be from fuljhadi (sparkler), etc. It does not need to be noisy crackers only," it remarked, whe...