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TIWN Oct 12, 2017
Tripura Governor slams SC's ban on Firecrackers on Hindu Festival, says, 'Teaching cruelty to children, pollute their minds much worse than polluting air 2/2'
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AGARTALA, Oct 12 (TIWN): Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has unwelcomed the sudden halting of Diwali business of Fire Crackers at Delhi (NCR )which was verdicted IN 2016 and asked to follow from 2017 to diminish the air-pollution. The fire cracker ban not only caused losses to the businessmen at there but it also created tensed situations across the Delhi-NCR area as Hindus have come in massive protest. Governor Tathgata Roy tweeted, "Because unlike Diwali patakas they spread no pollution. But they teach cruelty to children, pollute their minds, much worse".Governor recently ahead of Durga puja attacked the Bangladesh Govt for bleeding the streets on the occasion of Bakri Eid.

However, most of Hindus supporting the ban to firecrackers are pointing out, 'Why only in case of Hindu religions only bans are done ?' Young College goers said, "The whole year I have to breath in polluted air of Delhi, why stopping us for a single day to pollute the air ?"

On the other side, following the SC' ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR during Diwali, the Dist administration imposed Section-1 44 in Gurugram.

However, in Tripura the business for Diwali with fire crackers are on peak but talking the mass, it has been known that a single day's fire cracker should not be big-headache for the nation.

On the other side, Traders with temporary licenses on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking relaxation of the ban on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital and the NCR.

Lawyers for the petitioners told the apex court that after the lifting of the November 2016 ban on September 12 this year, they had bought firecrackers for sale but the October 9 ban had caused them harm.

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi where the matter was mentioned said they would discuss it with Justice A.K. Sikri who has given the October 9 ruling before listing it.

On Monday, the apex court has ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers there.

The bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri said: "We are of the view that the order suspending the licences should be given one chance to test itself in order to find out as to whether there would be positive effect of this suspension, particularly during Diwali period."

However, the court had said that the September 12 order lifting the ban on the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi NCR will be back into effect from November 1.

Pointing to the adverse impact of the bursting of the fire crackers that is witnessed year after year, Justice Sikri, speaking for the bench, had said: "The air quality deteriorates abysmally and alarmingly and the city chokes thereby, it leads to closing the schools and the authorities are compelled to take various measures on emergent basis, when faced with 'health emergency' situation."

This very situation, the court said, had occurred on the very next morning after Diwali in the year 2016 and "resulted in passing the order dated November 11, 2016".

"This order prevailed during the year but the impact and effect of this order remains to be tested on Diwali days," the judgment had said.

It had said that all the temporary licences that police had issued in pursuance to September 12 order stand suspended forthwith "so that there is no further sale of the crackers in Delhi and NCR".

Further orders in this behalf can be passed on assessing the situation that would emerge after this Diwali season, it had added.

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