24th October 03:50 PM
India's Supreme Court ban fireworks in Delhi
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 10/10/2017

India's Supreme Court has banned fireworks in the capital Delhi, in the run‑up to the Hindu festival of Diwali.

The court said it wanted to test if banning fireworks would make a difference to Delhi's air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.

The ban on the sale and distribution of firecrackers will last until 1 November.

Diwali, the most important Hindu festival in north India, celebrates the victory of good over evil.

The Supreme Court order came in response to several petitions, asking for a restoration of the ban it had first ordered in November 2016, before temporarily lifting it in September.

Source: BBC

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