India Supreme Court bans fireworks in Delhi ahead of Diwali

Source: BBC News

India’s Supreme Court has banned fireworks in the capital Delhi, in the run-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali.

The court said it wanted to test if banning fireworks would make a difference to Delhi’s air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.

The ban on the sale and distribution of firecrackers will last until 1 November. Diwali falls on 18 October.

Diwali, the most important Hindu festival in north India, celebrates the victory of good over evil.

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