In a previous decision to control and curb environmental pollution the Supreme Court passed the verdict that the people accros the country will be allowed to burst fire crackers only for two hours during Diwali this year. The decided time period was 8pm – 10pm. But on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government the Supreme Court gave some relaxations.
It is to be noted that it is the tradition of Tamil Nadu to celebrate Diwali in the morning in opposition to the rest of the country where Diwali is celebrated in the evening and night. So to facilitate this time, the Supreme Court allowed the Tamil Nadu government to decide its own time when the fire crackers bursting will be allowed. But strict instructions were also given that this time period will not exceed the 2 hours time limit set for the rest of the country. Whether the state government decides to allow people to burst crackers for two hours together or breaks it into two halves of 1 hour each depends upon them.
Along with allowing Tamil Nadu to celebrate Diwali according tk its traditional time, the Supreme Court made it clear that the exemption will not apply to other states by saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. In North India, celebrate Diwali like it is usually celebrated here — during the night.”
There are only few days left till Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in the whole country. Let’s pray that it passes with joy and happiness without any mishap or disasters caused by the bursting of fire crackers.