Omar expresses concern over SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi ‘without warning’

    Srinagar, Oct 10: Expressing concern over the ‘ban without warning’ on firecrackers in Delhi this Diwali by the Supreme Court, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday asked what will happen to the sellers who would have placed orders and stocked up firecrackers for the festival season.
    “I’m not a fan of fireworks but what happens to the sellers who’d have placed orders & stocked up for the festival season? Ban without warning,” Mr Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
    Mr Abdullah was reacting to the apex court’s decision on Monday to reinstate ban on the sale of firecrackers in and around New Delhi ahead of Diwali to stop toxic smog from engulfing the region like last year.
    The SC had on September 12 this year relaxed the restriction it imposed on the sale of firecrackers last year, when the city struggled with its worst air pollution after Diwali.