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LHC seeks reply from Punjab’s information minister, others in Basant case

Petitioner argues kite flying had turned into a blood sport

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 26, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Dec 26, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Petitioner argues kite flying had turned into a blood sport

The Lahore High Court directed on Wednesday the Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hasan Chohan, provincial chief secretary and inspector-general to submit their replies in a plea challenging the celebration of Basant in Lahore.

At the previous hearing, the LHC had asked the Punjab government to submit a reply on why it wants to celebrate Basant.

Punjab government’s decision to lift the 12-year-old ban on Basant was challenged in the Lahore High Court on December 19 by Advocate Safdar Shaheen.

The petitioner argued that the festival’s major activity of kite flying had turned into a blood sport. He added that kite flying had led to the loss of many lives.

Advocate Shaheen said allowing a celebration that resulted in the loss of human lives was unconstitutional.

Related: Basant kites may brighten up Lahore skies once again

On December 18, much to the delight of the public, Chohan had announced that Basant would be celebrated in Lahore once again. However, celebrations should remain within the prescribed rules and regulations of kite flying for public safety, he had said.

There was a ban on kite flying during both of Shehbaz Sharif’s tenures as Punjab chief minister.

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  1. Salman Ahmed  December 27, 2018 12:49 pm/ Reply

    If you just thinking about loss of human lifes, then we need to shutdown all the transport and traffic , because in accident human loss there life two.

    Every thing have two ways good and bad, if we consider only bad then who we go forward,

    Why you not think about the family who made kites for living?

    From my point of view we must have kite celebration festival.

    Need to stop chemical and iron dooor/ thread not to use .

    Rest life and death happen mostly all occasions.

    Spain have bull fight many people died on that festival , but still they have.

    You can not argue in between culture and religion.


    Salman Ahmed from Sialkot .

  2. Lucifer  December 28, 2018 4:22 pm/ Reply

    Very Nice Comment Salman.

  3. Arham Mashood  December 28, 2018 9:22 pm/ Reply

    Absolutely right bro

  4. Adeel ahmed from sahiwal  December 29, 2018 8:22 pm/ Reply

    Yeh festival bht acha hy asy hota hy jesy chand raat ho night basant mn jahan hamari police ghr ghr ja k rokti hy k patang na uraai jay wahan ja k itna bhi to kaha ja skta hy k bger kisi hifazti ikdam k koi chat py na aye our traffic mn bick ko agr chalana hy to kam speed mn chalayn camical py paabndi ho na k yeh police har kisi ko pakr dhakr k 10000 10000 hazar ly k chor dain yh ghlt hy so is festival ko hony ki ijazt di jay taa k croro logo ka kam chal sky…is sy hamari gvt ko itna eid py bhi earn nai krti hogi jitna ak raat our ak din mn earn krty so meri trf sy green signal dia jay kindly

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