"We are pained at communal remarks on the verdict".
It is reported that every year on Diwali occasion, the festival leaves people with the thick cloud of smog which makes people hard to breathe.
Summary: The Supreme Court refused on Friday to modify its order banning firecracker sales in Delhi-NCR, saying it was anguished at people giving the ruling a communal angle.
The Supreme Court today refused to relax the ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the national capital region till October 31. The Supreme Court bench proceeded by the Justice AK Sikri, while re-establishing the command said, "We must see at least in one Deepavali the outcome of a cracker-free celebration".
The famous yoga guru was speaking on the issue of firecracker ban to a television channel when he said that Hindus are being targeted. It also clarified that those who had already bought firecrackers can still burst them.
Traders and sellers of firecrackers have opposed the order of the apex court as it hurts their business badly during Diwali celebrations.
On Wednesday, traders with temporary licenses approached the apex court seeking a relaxation of the ban on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital and the NCR.
The ban on sale and stocking of firecrackers will be in effect until November 1, 2017. The apex court said its last month's order, temporarily lifting the stay and permitting the sale of firecrackers, would be made effective only from 1st November, 12 days after the "festival of lights".
The court said this as one of the petitioners said Diwali was not only celebrated by the Hindus but also by Jains and Sikhs.
The apex court in 2005 had also directed that there should be a complete ban on bursting sound-emitting firecrackers between 10 pm and 6 am.