Originally Posted by dockap
Good for the sunfilm companies. wait for some days and then file PIL and get stay order and later get 70% or 50% VLT sunfilms legalized as before most of the people who had sunfilm uninstalled will go back for new sunfilms (more expensive ones since 70% and 50% vlt sunfilms cost more) and sunfilm companies make a windfall
Actually let’s look at this incident from different perspective-
1. I remember similar ban (by some court on PIL) on the sun films few years back due to which we decided not to put sun film on our newly bought indica those days (may be somewhere around 1999-2000, I don’t exactly remember) to avoid harassment from traffic police.
2. However may have got stay order later on, thereby continued sale of sun films for car windows by sun film trading companies.
3. Many of us were installing sun films on our cars till end of last month and driving them peacefully without any intervention.
My perception - “filing a PIL in Supreme Court by somebody and obtaining favourable order which later on will be challenged by somebody again to get stay order” is a complete business tactics by certain traders for their business promotion.
I admire The Automotive India forum and everyone contributing with their posts, special thanks to ‘tornado78’
for sharing the judgement file, which mentions-
As per the Central Motor Vehicles Act, Rule 100, glass of windscreen and windows of every motor vehicle. The glass used has to be ‘safety glass’. Then it provides for the inner surface angle on the windscreen. Rule 100 (2) provides that the glass of the windscreen and rear window of every motor vehicle shall be such and shall be maintained in such a condition that VLT is not less than 70 per cent and on side windows not less than 50 per cent and would conform to Indian Standards [IS:2553-Part2-1992]
My questions are-
A. Why the sun film trading companies were allowed to do business since 1999 till date without any hindrance in presence of above mentioned law?
B. Will sun films be allowed to install again after getting stay order?
C. Will Government allow the sun film trading companies to do business with 70% or 50% VLT sun films for cars after getting stay order without waiting till final order?
D. Now Government is taking good efforts to enforce the judgement by SC, Will Government take similar efforts to educate citizens to stay away from sun films for cars till final order or judgement is passed or just let the allow the sun film trading companies fool the people around?
This whole episode seems to me a real mockery of our judicial and administrative system by business giants.
If we go by this rule, the next episode we would likely see is that helmets are banned on Indian streets as criminals use it to hide their identity. Well, will you let somebody or system play like this with our hard earned money and carefully preserved life?