Ramdev opposes SC ban on firecrackers, says 'Hindus being targeted'

Ramdev opposes SC ban on firecrackers, says 'Hindus being targeted'

According to the Newspaper, Sikri, who leads the Bench, responded.The Bench, also comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, was hearing firecracker manufacturers and traders hit by October 9 ban."Diwali has been celebrated for hundreds of years". This order has been upheld by the court in its entirety but would be effective post Diwali.

Opposing Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers across Delhi-NCR, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that one particular community is being targeted.

Lawyer Deepak Chauhan, representing trader Rajesh Kalia and several others, said that a huge amount of money has been invested by them after their licences were revived and the recent order of the apex court would cause huge losses to them.

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A group of traders on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of the 9 October order by which the sale of firecrackers was banned in Delhi-NCR region till 1 November.

At the outset, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the firecracker traders, suggested to the bench that the sale of crackers should be allowed at least a day or two before Diwali.

On Monday, the apex court has ruled that there will be no sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region during Diwali, as it restored a November 2016 order banning the sale and stocking of firecrackers there.

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"Action will be taken against those who try to sell and purchase firecrackers online", Delhi Police PRO was quoted as saying by ANI on ban on firecrackers' sale in Delhi-NCR. To this, the Bench said "very frankly" it doubted whether the suspension of sales has dampened Diwali celebrations.

The famous yoga guru was speaking on the issue of firecracker ban to a television channel when he said that Hindus are being targeted.

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