'Allow Us To Sell Existing Cracker Stocks,' Delhi Traders Tell Supreme Court

'Allow Us To Sell Existing Cracker Stocks,' Delhi Traders Tell Supreme Court

Also, some reports are saying that this is not just for the people even for the Delhi air pollution which is rated "very poor" already before the Diwali.

But, this year, the Supreme Court not going to let the people in Delhi to firecrackers in the city.

With the Supreme Court banning the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR till November 1, can Delhiites breathe a sigh of relief? Now what will I do with the tonnes of crackers I have at my shop?

On Monday, The Supreme Court imposed a ban on sale of firecrackers in NCR during Diwali which happens to be on October 19.

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 one.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who ruled the city-state for nearly 15 years, on Tuesday said that the firecracker ban on Diwali will disappoint people as it is a "sentimental religious celebration". Given the date, the order effectively means that no firecrackers will be available for purchase before the festival.

The deadly smog chocks air causing breathlessness and lung difficulties, besides badly affecting the visibility.

The top court's order also does not specify what happens to all those who bring in firecrackers into Delhi-NCR from neighbouring states such as Uttar Pradesh or Haryana where sale of firecrackers is legal.

He said Delhiites can come to Madhya Pradesh as the pollution levels are much lower there. We are conscious of the fact that after the said order was passed, the police may have issued temporary licences. As the news went viral, Twitterati had mixed reactions to it.

As reported earlier, left dumbfounded by the Supreme Court's sudden ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, Singh and several firecracker sellers like him have lost all hope of recovering their money. Ye kaun sa maal phunk ke judge karte hain.

Disagreeing with the SC's ban on crackers, author Chetan Bhagat asked why such bans are only against Hindu festivals.

Why ban crackers only until Nov 1 and only in Delhi-NCR?

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan welcomed the apex court's order and urged people to abide by the SC guidelines and "give green Diwali and our environment a chance".