News reports say that the Supreme Court order on the Diwali firecracker ban mentions “Diwali” in almost every paragraph and in a few instances “Dussehra”.
They have had UNILATERIAL RULINGS – REALLY RESTRICTIONS on Dahi Handi of Krishna Janmasthmi, during Holi and the Jallikattu (bull-hugging race). People feel that Hindu festivals are being unfairly targeted and these rulings are either stopping their celebrations or taking joy out of them. Social media where people are really angry about this most recent and all earlier restrictions, they have listed many instances of intolerance of Hindu culture.
Diwali firecrackers are arguably a small part of the pollution, while many other aspects – car and bus traffic, construction, fires from nearby states all account for huge pollution in Delhi. The honorable Supreme Court has taken the easiest and most controversial step with this firecracker ban – with no scientific backup. Does the Court care about people’s sentiments? Most people would say – they do not based on views expressed in various media…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 20 Oct 2017
For pollution control reasons, sale on firecrackers for Diwali was banned. Then in September this ban was relaxed, but now the ban went into effect again. Doing so deeply hurts religious sentiments of the Hindu, Sikh and Jain community who look forward to it and celebrate in a big way. Burning firecrackers has religious significance. Being a deeply sensitive topic, it would be hard to even enforce it.
The Supreme Court’s job (as it is world over) is to NOT to make laws but interpret. Here they want to be like the government (even if unelected) to make the laws? The same is the issue with the Rohingya refugee issue where they want to act like the government? There seems to be no self-check or control on what areas they jump into?
INSTEAD OF THIS FIRECRACKER BAN, COULD THEY HAVE ASKED ALL DELHI MOTORISTS TO STOP DRIVING FOR ONE DAY AND INSTEAD TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
Would they ever to infringe on sensitive matters of other religions?
- 11 Oct 2017