Delhi Diwali Firecrackers Banned in Delhi NCR

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Supreme Court on 9 October has chose to ban crackers in New Delhi and the national capital region due to pollution reasons. The court said those who had firecrackers can still burst them when the festival of lights is celebrated on October 19.

The shopkeepers went to the Supreme Court, and on September 12 this year, it made changes, allowed controlled sale of crackers and almost 500 shopkeepers got licences. However, it is not yet confirmed if they can or whether they would be able to deliver firecrackers to those regions which have been affected after Supreme Court's order of banning sale of firecrackers.

The city's air is among the dirtiest in the world - and after Diwali past year, choking smog forced schools to close for three days. This would mean that nobody would get crackers online from a manufacturer or a dealer from Sivakasi, as he said the Explosive Rules prohibit such sale.

Pawan Khosla, who had come to purchase crackers for the festive season, had no clue about the apex court order yesterday afternoon.

The ban on sale and stocking of firecrackers will be in effect till Novermber 1, 2017. Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals and the banning of firecrackers has involved a number of religious leaders and organisations into the debate.

Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 Nov ...

"The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR but there is no ban on bursting of crackers".

New Delhi's air quality has already hit "very unhealthy" levels, United States embassy data shows.

Bursting of crackers at Diwali symbolises happiness of people on return of Lord Rama at Ayodhya and welcoming Goddess Lakshmi at Diwali since centuries and is an integral part of Indian culture. Acting on a petition, the Supreme Court directed that all licences to sell firecrackers in New Delhi and neighbouring cities be suspended until October 31.

Meet the 3 children behind the firecrackers ban in Delhi NCR.

The suspension shall remain in force till further orders of this Court. "Ban on firecrackers may just be the best thing to happen to Diwali".

-They also demanded to see the measures taken by the Delhi government to bring down the "fatal" pollution level.

The Congress MP from Kerala wrote, "Your examples of practices integral to those observances; banning them would be like banning lamps onDiwali".