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 Supreme Court had on Monday said that its order of last November banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region would continue till October 31, in an effort to check pollution during the festival of lights. Teams will ensure no cracker is allowed to enter and exit the district. In a series of posts, the author had questioned the ban , As Reported By NDTV.
Meanwhile, the RSS has termed the apex court order as anti-Hindu.
A day after the Supreme Court banned sale of crackers in Delhi, the Bombay High Court today passed an order that prohibits setting up of firecrackers shops in residential areas in Maharashtra.
"Due to Supreme Court's order crackers are ban in Delhi NCR" (sic).
The alumnus from the reputed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has denounced the ban asking "what's Diwali for children without crackers".
For those whose agenda of celebrating Diwali is only to burst firecrackers, have not arranged for the stock in advance and are residing in Delhi-NCR, they can still search different websites on the internet and try out their luck by ordering firecrackers online.
The apex court, however, had said its order lifting the suspension of permanent licences might require a review after Diwali, depending on the ambient air quality after the festival.
Even as the Supreme Court ordered a complete ban on sale of fireworks this Diwali on the ground, it may have forgotten to net the virtual shopping world to this end. "This order prevailed during the year but the impact and effect of this order remains to be tested on Diwali days", the bench, also comprising Justices A M Sapre and Ashok Bhushan, said.