Firecracker ban: Delhiites can come to MP celebrate Diwali, says minister

Posted October 12, 2017

Teams will ensure no cracker is allowed to enter and exit the district.

The Supreme Court order that banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday may have a loophole - sale of firecrackers online. In a series of posts, the author had questioned the ban , As Reported By NDTV.

Bhagat claimed the apex court has guts to just ban Hindu festivals. The minister got trolled for his tweet on "Green Diwali".His party colleague Tejinder Singh Bagga, the Delhi BJP spokesperson, has announced his intention to distribute firecrackers worth Rs 50,000 among the children living in the slums of Harinagar.

Traders have also lodged their dissatisfaction over the ban.

"Due to Supreme Court's order crackers are ban in Delhi NCR" (sic). CAIT, issuing a statement, said conducting business of firecrackers is a legitimate activity protected under the Constitution of India providing "Right to Work". 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 court, while banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, had also said that its September 12 order temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers, would be made effective only from November 1.

For those whose agenda of celebrating Diwali is only to burst firecrackers, have not arranged for the stock in advance and are residing in Delhi-NCR, they can still search different websites on the internet and try out their luck by ordering firecrackers online.

The Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice AK Sikri, said that the November 11, 2016 order suspending the licences "should be given one chance to test itself" to see if there would be a positive effect of this, particularly during Diwali.

In its order, the SC said that there will be no sale of firecrackers this year.