Millions of people who love celebrating Diwali by burning firecrackers on the festival were jolted after the Supreme Court on Monday ordered to continue the ban on sale of firecrackers on Diwali in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). According to ban, firecracker manufactures will not be able to sell their products in Delhi-NCR till November 1, 2017. However, there is no clarity on selling of firecrackers online.

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.

There are different websites like cockbrand.in, ayyanonline, buyonlinecrackers.com, crackersindia.com, which offer online delivery of firecrackers. However, it is not yet confirmed if they can or whether they would be able to deliver firecrackers to those regions which have been affected after Supreme Court’s order of banning sale of firecrackers.

Earlier on October 10, the Supreme Court had ordered a ban on sale of firecrackers on Diwali on Delhi-NCR. The license of firecrackers manufacturers have also been suspended till November 1 in wake of the pollution caused in the city due to bursting of firecrackers in the region. The Supreme Court bench mentioned that there should be at least in one Diwali with the impact of a cracker-free festivity. The Supreme Court had revived last year’s order which had banned the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi, NCR. Last year, the sale of firecrackers were banned post Delhi which will remain applicable till November 1, 2017.

Supporting the ban on firecrackers, Indian cricket team all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to his Twitter account and in a humble request said, “A sincere request from my side to all of you coming from my heart that do not burn crackers this Diwali, please.”

“With the burning of firecrackers, when small kids had to wear masks, it doesn’t feel good … so lets take this responsibility because its our country at the end of the day and we have to make it better. If we will not take the responsibility then nobody else will do that. Lot of love … I wish a very happy Diwali to all of you,” Yuvraj Singh concluded.

First Published | 10 October 2017 2:37 PM
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