Flying kites is a cultural pastime; it cannot be outlawed.

Delhi High Court rules kite flying cannot be banned because it is a religious activity . AAP government and Delhi Police urged to ensure compliance with order prohibiting Chinese synthetic manjha used for kite flying .

The Delhi High Court ruled on Friday not to allow kite flying in the capital of the country, underscoring that it is a cultural activity.However, the AAP government and Delhi Police were urged to ensure compliance with the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order prohibiting the selling of Chinese synthetic manjha used for kite flying.A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad ruled that NGT had already placed a complete ban on the Chinese manjha and ordered probes to prosecute violators.According to the court, kite flying cannot be banned because it is a religious activity and can also be related to a religious activity.

The DCPs in question, he said, would issue another order to this effect before Independence Day.The prayer would not be permitted, according to Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma and Standing Counsel Anil Soni, the Centre's counsel, because kite flying was linked to cultural and religious values, and the use of Chinese manjha was prohibited.A partial prohibition, according to petitioner Sanser Pal Singh, would be the only solution, since it would be impossible to locate the culprit or fix the mistake of a kite string accident.Every kite flyer should use stringthread that is glass-coated or metallic, popularly known as Chinese manjha, because it is more dangerous, he said.