New Delhi [India], Oct 20 (ANI): A day after the revelry of Diwali, roads of major cities of India of the country were seen littered with remains of crackers, including the national capital where the sale of crackers has been banned by the Supreme Court.
The continually worsening condition of air quality in Delhi had led the Supreme Court on October 9 to ban the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and adjoining regions till November 1, with the view to reduce pollution.
However, the ban didn't seem to have much impact on the people.
Locals did not refrain from bursting crackers, observing the practice as part of Indian tradition.
"If we don't burst crackers on Deepawali, how will children know of Indian culture and tradition? How will there be excitement for the festival?" Mahesh Chourasia, a resident of Lucknow's Hazratganj area told ANI, adding that India alone is questioned over pollution, even though people across the whole world burst crackers on New Year's Day. (ANI)