‘No Firecrackers For Delhi-NCR’: Chetan Bhagat Differs


New Delhi: Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday that there will be no sale of firecrackers during Diwali has found dissidence in author Chetan Bhagat, who immediately took to Twitter to voice his opinion against the order.

The SC restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri, while restoring the order, said: “We should see, at least in one Diwali, the impact of a cracker-free festivity.”

However, the SC order has not gone down well with Bhagat, who immediately tweeted that “banning crackers on Diwali is like banning Christmas trees on Christmas and goats on Bakr-Eid”.

“Why only guts to do this for Hindu festivals? Banning goat sacrifice and Muharram bloodshed soon too,” asked Bhagat. He tweeted: I want to see people who fight to remove crackers for Diwali show the same passion in reforming other festivals full of blood and gore. Diwali one day a year is causing disorders? Or unchecked polluters who pollute everyday?