India court bans fireworks in Delhi after Diwali smog

India court bans fireworks in Delhi after Diwali smog
 

India's Supreme Court has stopped the sale of firecrackers in the capital, Delhi, and directed authorities to study their "harmful effects".
Environmentalists had petitioned the court following a sharp rise in air pollution in the city, after huge quantities of fireworks were set off during Diwali celebrations in October.
Diwali is the most important Hindu festival in north India.
Delhi, with 16 million people, is one of the world's most polluted cities.
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25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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