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Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till Nov 1

Diwali

New Delhi: Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court (SC) upholding its ban on sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1.

A Supreme Court 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.”

The apex court, through its November 1 order last year, had suspended all licences which “permit sale of fireworks, wholesale and retail within the territory of NCR”. Later, on September 12, the apex court had temporarily lifted its earlier order and permitted sale of firecrackers.

Notably, Diwali falls on October 19.

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