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Kerala HC allows low-decibel fireworks display in Pooram festival

The court says no unauthorised chemicals should be used in the fireworks and the sound level should not exceed 125 decibel

Kochi: The Kerala high court on Thursday allowed low-decibel fireworks display in the night during the ongoing Pooram festival in Thrissur, exempting it from the ban imposed in the wake of Kollam Puttingal temple tragedy on Sunday that claimed 113 lives.

No unauthorised chemicals should be used in the fireworks and the sound level should not exceed 125 decibel, a division bench comprising Justices Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu Sivaraman said in the order.

The bench was hearing a plea by the private Paramekkavu and Thirvambadi Devaswoms, which fund the annual Pooram festival in the premises of the famous Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, for permission to hold fireworks display.

The festival is currently on and will culminate on 18 April. While sustained exposure to decibel level below 125 may result in hearing loss, after 125 it may cause pain.

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