The Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi till November 1.
Acting on a petition, the supreme court directed all licences to sell firecrackers in New Delhi and neighbouring cities be suspended until October 31. However, there is no clarity on selling of firecrackers online. "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.
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On October 6, a bench of Justices AK Sikri, Abhay Manohar Sapre and Ashok Bhushan reserved its order on the plea seeking restoration of the top court's past year order banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.
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Lawyer Deepak Chauhan, representing trader Rajesh Kalia and several others, said that a huge amount of money has been invested by them after their licences were revived and the recent order of the apex court would cause huge loss to them. The graded reduction in the sale of crackers will start from November 1 onwards, the SC also said.
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.
Supporting the ban on firecrackers, Indian cricket team all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to his Twitter account and in a humble request said, "A honest request from my side to all of you coming from my heart that do not burn crackers this Diwali, please". The Supreme Court bench mentioned that there should be at least in one Diwali with the impact of a cracker-free festivity. "We have no option but to burn stubble to be able to sow again and have taken a decision to continue doing so", As you all know that just blaming them for this problem is not the solution to the problem.