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

Only one site mentions: "Due to Supreme Court's order crackers are ban in Delhi NCR" (sic).

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). However, there is no clarity on selling of firecrackers online. Several retailing websites like e-Bay and portals of established fireworks companies like cockbrand.in, buyonlinecrackers.com, crackersindia.com and ayyanonline were seen advertising their "high-quality phuljhadis, rockets and anaars" for all over India till early Tuesday. We are asking this question because they banned firecrackers because it effects the environment which is good but Farmers in Punjab and Haryana resort to stubble burning every year around October to clear the left over from the Kharif crop and make their fields ready for winter farming which could be the reason of air pollutions too. 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. "It is a celebration of lights, festival of lights, let us all light diyas instead of fire crackers, spread love, peace and happiness", he said.

Even as the Supreme Court ordered a complete ban on sale of fireworks this Diwali on the ground, it may have forgotten to net the virtual shopping world to this end. The graded reduction in the sale of crackers will start from November 1 onwards, the SC also said.

Ahead of Diwali, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh post a video on his Twitter account with a special message for his fans. The petition had stated: "Our lungs have not yet fully developed and we can not take further pollution through the bursting of crackers". "I wish a very happy Diwali to all of you", Yuvraj Singh concluded.

  • Jon Douglas