Firecrackers ban leaves traders thwarted, business setback a worry for them

As the Supreme Court a day before decided not to modify its previous order of banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and nearby region of NCR, traders have suffered setback as their hopes of restarting the business have shattered with their business witnessing an immense setback.

Out of the many near the Jama Masjid area waited for the court order to get modified while all the other fireworks shops were shut.

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However, it become apparent that they had to keep their outlets closed with the earlier stock still inside and those people who used to open temporary stalls during the Diwali season mentioned that had returned the previous stock to the factories but those in the solitary business of crackers and other festive products articulated severe rage and misery.

The ban will be in effect till further orders till November 1, with the apex court, pointing to the adverse impact of bursting of the fire crackers witnessed year after year, said that the November 11, 2016 order suspending the licenses “should be given one chance to test itself” to see if there would be a positive effect of this, particularly during Diwali.

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Traders further mentioned that they could not understand this kind of interpretation given to bar them from doing business with many feeling that just one day of bursting of crackers couldn’t have that adverse an effect on the environment.