Tripura Governor Takes A Dig At Cracker Ban. Says There Could Be A Ban On Cremation For Hindus

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6:13 pm 11 Oct, 2017

In an attempt to protect the capital city of India from the toxic smog that blankets it post-Diwali due to burning of fire crackers, the Supreme Court of India has slapped a temporary ban on sale of crackers in Delhi-NCR until November 1. The bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri said, “We should see at least in one Diwali the impact of a cracker-free festivity.”

People reacted to the ban in different ways and expressed their opinions and emotions over it on social media. Some welcomed the ban considering the devastation it causes to the environment while others condemned it for their own reasons. One of the public figures who took to Twitter in order to express his disappointment with the apex court’s decision is Tathagata Roy, the Governor of Tripura.

Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura.  DNAIndia

In his tweet, he took a dig at the cracker ban on Diwali and said that people may even oppose the ritual of cremation, the way Hindus perform last rites, because it too involves burning and causes pollution.

Here is the tweet by Tathagata Roy:

Here is the English translation of what he wrote in the tweet:

First Dahi Handi, today firecrackers, tomorrow the award wapsi brigade and those holding candlelight vigils may file a litigation against cremation rites of Hindus on the grounds of causing air pollution.

While speaking to India Today, Roy held that he is a practicing Hindu and is unhappy with the ruling as it has deprived the community of an important aspect of Diwali celebrations.

His tweet, too, invited some interesting reactions from people on Twitter, with some of them supporting him while some standing with the ban by the court. Here are some of the tweets by people who backed Tathagata Roy’s point of view:

On the other hand, there were some who held the ban as a right step by the court. Have a look at these tweets below:


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