What RSS has to say about Supreme Court’s ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi, NCR ahead of Diwali

By: | Published: October 15, 2017 12:29 PM

Senior RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi while speaking on Saturday on the last day of the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal took on the Supreme Court over sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region ahead of Diwali.

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Senior RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi while speaking on Saturday on the last day of the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal took on the Supreme Court over sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region ahead of Diwali. RSS Sarkaryawah Bhaiyyaji Joshi calling for a balanced view on firecrackers, said that next someone may object to diya too. Joshi said, “Sabhi patakhe pollution paida karne wale hote hain aisa nahin hai… Santulit vichar karne ki awashyakta hai. Deep jalenge to kal koi kahega ismein bhi koi samasya hai. To kya us par vichar karna padega (Not all crackers create pollution… One needs to take a balanced view. Tomorrow someone might have a problem with diyas too. Will we have to discuss that too)?”

Joshi’s comments came on the last day of the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal, a top decision-making body of the RSS, in Bhopal.

Earlier, the apex court had said that no firecrackers would be sold in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR) till October 31. The apex court, while banning the sale of firecrackers till October 31, had said its September 12 order would be made effective only from November one. It had said its November 11, 2016 order suspending the licences “should be given one chance to test itself” to see if there is a positive effect of this, particularly during Diwali.

Also, the court has refused to relax its October 9 order banning the sale of firecrackers while dismissing a plea by traders who had sought its permission to sell crackers for at least a day or two before Diwali on October 19. “We are not going to relax the order as far as sale of firecrackers is concerned,” a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.

The Supreme Court has also expressed pain that attempts were made to give a political colour to its verdict banning the sale of crackers.

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