In a shocking move, Supreme court has put up a ban on the purchase of Crakers in Delhi and NCR, to be effective till November 1. The news, however, has been anticipated for a while because of the high levels of air pollution that Delhi/NCR suffered last year, when the who state was covered in a deadly smog for more than a month and which cause many people to fall ill, or in some cases, to be hospitalized.
The move has been appreciated by many, given the circumstances of last year, it has to be noted that burning crackers has been a tradition for the Indian families for a long time and seeing that it has become an inconvenience for the people, the authorities have at last decided to ban the burning of crackers, so that the people of Delhi don’t suffer with any breathing problems.
The decision has been met with appreciation from the people, and was made by the jury headed by AK Sikri, and the decision has allowed the selling of crackers to continue from 1st November.
However, some people have raised questions as to why the Supreme court has decided to ban crackers for a Hindu festival, and author Chetan Bhagat was not very happy about the motion.
Can I just ask on cracker ban. Why only guts to do this for Hindu festivals? Banning goat sacrifice and Muharram bloodshed soon too?
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 9, 2017