We are just a few hours away from the big day- yes Diwali. But the Indian Supreme Court issued a serious order this year for Delhi. They laid down an order that Indians can only enjoy firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali. This is a really good decision. India has to take the ecosystem and pollution into consideration.
Though, even after a strict rule, Delhi has started feeling the pollution of the season. India generally has the festival for 3 days. Lamps and fireworks kick off the festivities. When this happened pollution spiked. According to The New Indian Express, not just one, but 29 cases have been registered against fireworks. The Delhi cops have seized over 3500 kg of fireworks from the Delhi NCR region.
The Kolkata police also stated that if any person is found selling or using fireworks illegally, he or she won’t be provided bail this year. Only green firecrackers, or firecrackers that don’t pollute, can be used.
And this order is not just for Diwali. Citizen Matters reports that the rule applies to New Year and Christmas celebrations as well. Fireworks are allowed for New Year and Christmas between 11:55 pm and 12:30 am.
People are wondering what Diwali will feel like this year without as many firecrackers bursting. But this surely is a good call for the Delhi people, since it will reduce pollution. More updates to come, after a Diwali without firecrackers.
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