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Total ban on firecrackers in Delhi till January 1; jail for violators

The Supreme Court has refused to urgently hear a petition by a BJP leader challenging the blanket ban on firecrackers in Delhi. "Let people breathe clean air... spend your money on sweets," the apex court remarked.

NEW DELHI, Oct 23: The Government of Delhi has banned firecrackers in the national Capital during Diwali celebrations as they aggravate air and noise pollution in a region already afflicted by vehicular and industrial exhaust fumes creating major health issues. Any violation of the rule will attract a fine and imprisonment. Diwali falls on Monday, October 24. The ban, imposed earlier, has been extended till January 1.

While production, storage and sale will attract a fine of Rs 5,000 and imprisonment for three years, the punishment for bursting of crackers is a fine of Rs 200 and/or imprisonment for six months under Section 9B of the Explosives Act, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said. Pollution in Delhi worsens around winter.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to urgently hear a petition by a BJP leader challenging the blanket ban on firecrackers in Delhi. "Let people breathe clean air... spend your money on sweets," the apex court remarked.

The Delhi Government had announced a total ban on all types of crackers including green crackers on September 7. So far 188 cases of violations have been booked and 2,917 kg of crackers seized. Special teams of police and pollution control staff have been formed to watch out for violations.

Several more States such as Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Haryana and Punjab have imposed restrictions on bursting of fireworks to control pollution. In Mumbai the police has banned the sale of firecrackers without permission. In Punjab, people are allowed to burn crackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali. In Haryana there is a total ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers except green crackers. Bengal too has imposed a ban except for green crackers. However, there is no ban in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.

Diwali, a festival of lights

During Diwali people traditionally light earthen lamps around their houses to celebrate the mythological return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after killing the demon Ravan and also completing his 14-year exile. He is believed to have arrived on the 20th day after killing the demon, which is celebrated as Dussehra. This year Dussehra was celebrated on October 5 and therefore Diwali comes on October 24. Although the mythological stories differ from region to region, the astronomical calculations of the Hindu almanac in fixing the festivals shows consistency from the days of antiquity.

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