The Rajasthan government has banned kite flying in the state for two hours in the morning and evening. The State Home Department has issued instructions to the District Collectors in this regard, citing the High Court order. The guidelines state that kite flying is prohibited from 6 to 8 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening.
In addition to prohibiting kite flying for four hours, the Home Department has requested a prohibition on the use of Chinese manjha, plastic and synthetic manjha, iron and glass threads. It has been claimed that these could endanger both ordinary people’s lives and the lives of birds. In the past, people’s throats have been cut with Chinese and plastic manjas in a variety of locations across the state. If police officers see anyone flying kites during the restricted time, they can arrest them.
According to the Home Department, kite flying during the four-hour time would be considered a violation of the provisions of section 144 of the Indian Penal Code. Police will take action if there are violations of law.