The Supreme Court on Monday banned sale of firecrackers on Diwali in Delhi-NCR till 1st November.
— Times of India (@timesofindia) October 9, 2017
While the ban on bursting firecrackers has not been made explicitly in the verdict, it seems like those who have already purchased the firecrackers could burst them.
People who had already purchased crackers will be able to burst them. Hopefully they won’t do that: Haripriya Padmanabhan, Lawyer
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2017
When the so-called liberals came out in full force to support the firecracker ban, twitterati dug out their hypocrisy.
Bakr-Id sacrifices hurt only goats; Muharram mourners flagellate themselves, but Diwali firecrackers affect celebrants&non-revellers alike.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 10, 2017
Tharoor was immediately called out on virtue signalling.
— Sumit Mishra (@_SumitMishra) October 11, 2017
Mr. Farrago trying to make Pappu look smarter ? pic.twitter.com/WVswJS6jZF
— Maithun (@Being_Humor) October 11, 2017
Firecracker is unholy only during Diwali??? Exasperating farrago of bullshit peddled by a hypocrite masquerading as environmentalist. pic.twitter.com/ygp1xBnbQB
— Ishant Sharma (@CrimeMasterV2) October 10, 2017
There were others too.
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) October 10, 2017
Journalist Pallavi Ghosh also claimed that the Hindu holy book Geeta also says how firecrackers don’t make kids happy.
Burning crackers one day is asserting religious identity but playing azaan on loudspeaker 5 times every day is completely secular. pic.twitter.com/sGcnawhGtt
— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) October 10, 2017
Hypocrisy goals.? pic.twitter.com/gPsp9booEB
— Abhishek (@SsupHolmes) October 10, 2017
— The Skin Doctor (@thecyberbully13) October 10, 2017
Not sure about pollution, but the hypocrisy meter is definitely shooting through the roof.