SC bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR ahead of Diwali


Remember the pictures of smog-filled Delhi air after Diwali celebrations previous year?

Reacting to the Supreme Court judgment, he said it was given in view of the environmental scenario in Delhi. Last year, the sale of firecrackers were banned post Delhi which will remain applicable till November 1, 2017. This year, Supreme Court has chose to not let the crackers be a reason behind the increasing pollution of Delhi.

As an advocate argues in this News18 report: "Say for example the firecracker business is based out of Bengaluru, and the order is made from Delhi, the seller can reject the order considering the area of purchase falls under the SC order".

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Diwali the festival of lights is fast approaching.

The deadly smog chocks air causing breathlessness and lung difficulties, besides badly affecting the visibility.

Millions of people who love celebrating Diwali by burning firecrackers on the festival were jolted after the Supreme Court on Monday ordered to continue the ban on sale of firecrackers on Diwali in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). "There is full freedom to celebrate Diwali by bursting firecrackers in Madhya Pradesh", he said.

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Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari said licenses which were issued earlier have been suspended now and no new license would be issued. As the news went viral, Twitterati had mixed reactions to it. Only one site mentions: "Due to Supreme Court's order crackers are ban in Delhi NCR" (sic). The Judge delivers this judgement while eating delicious Biryani & smoking a Cigar. Ye kaun sa maal phunk ke judge karte hain.

Disagreeing with the SC's ban on crackers, author Chetan Bhagat asked why such bans are only against Hindu festivals. While slaughtering helps our economy to grow.

It will be a cacophony- and smoke-free Diwali this year in Delhi and in the National Capital Region (NCR) thanks to the Supreme Court (SC).

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