Why I Oppose the Supreme Court Ban on Diwali Firecrackers

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Why I Oppose the Supreme Court Ban on Diwali Firecrackers

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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iwali might be the festival of lights, but if I want to make it about smoke, noise, and cancer, why is the Supreme Court playing party pooper? The firecracker verdict is yet another systematic attack on Hindu culture.

First they allowed menstruating women inside the Sabarimala Temple, now they want to regulate firecrackers during Diwali. The world is just out there to destroy our great traditions of pollution and discrimination. What next? They’ll now say don’t throw bodies and ashes into the Ganga. Where does this end?

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