We all know that National Capital, New Delhi is the most affected state regarding pollution in India. Remember the pictures of smog-filled Delhi air after Diwali celebrations last year?
But, this year, the Supreme Court not going to let the people in Delhi to firecrackers in the city. It has brought back the November 2016 ban on the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region. This year, Supreme Court has decided to not let the crackers be a reason behind the increasing pollution of Delhi.
An order has been passed by the apex court which bans the use and sale of Diwali crackers till October 31 in Delhi and NCR. As per the report, a bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said the apex court’s September 12 order temporarily lifting the stay and permitting the sale of firecrackers would be effective from November 1.
Making their point clear, the SC said that it has not changed the September 12 order but its November 11, 2016, order which bans the sale of firecrackers “should be given a chance”. Diwali is on October 19 and the order effectively means that no firecrackers will be available for purchase before the festival.
Each year, Diwali festivities leave the air in Delhi thick with deadly smog and suspended particles, and residents complaining of breathlessness and lung difficulties.
In November last year, the court had stopped the sale of fireworks within the National Capital Region, which includes Delhi and nearby areas, following a petition flagging the alarming rise in pollution levels after Diwali.
While the SC had issued a similar ban in the NCR region last year, it didn’t have the opportunity to observe the impact on pollution levels, it said. Therefore it also ordered that a relevant agency compute the impact of a noise-and smoke-free festival this year.
The SC simultaneously suspended all licenses issued by the Delhi Police to shopkeepers that allowed them to sell fireworks. As the news went viral, Twitterati had mixed reactions to it.
Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.. The Judge delivers this judgement while eating delicious Biryani & smoking a Cigar.
— Paresh Rawal Fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) October 9, 2017
Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 Nov … Ye kaun sa maal phunk ke judge karte hain.
— Abhay (@im_abhay_singh) October 9, 2017
Thankyou Supreme Court for banning crackers in Delhi-NCR .. !! https://t.co/OL262UrOdp
— RC (@NITISHRC) October 9, 2017
SC is not anti-Hindu by banning crackers in Delhi-NCR it is betterment for everyone of us. While slaughtering helps our economy to grow.
— Ali (@Immaa_ali) October 9, 2017
— himanshu patIdAr (@himnshu000) October 9, 2017
This is GREAT! Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR
Wish they can ban firecrackers in #Pune as well.
— Satinder S. Panesar (@satinderp) October 9, 2017
Delhi-NCR SC ruling is a good 1 but the ? sized brains bringing in religion card here is stupid. The smog has been very harmful in past.
— Sunil (@rattletop) October 9, 2017
Why ban crackers only until Nov 1 and only in Delhi-NCR ? Will crackers start emitting oxygen after Nov 1 ? #Hypocrites
— Abhay Mishra (@abhay8nitt) October 9, 2017
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).