Ban Fireworks in India (Diwali 2019!)

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Dear readers, 

As you may be aware the festival of Diwali is coming up the next month on 27th October 2019. But you also may be aware of the fireworks and crackers culture that has been apart of this festival  for years in India. 

Perhaps there were several objections taken by many scientists, activists, and people across the nation to impose a ban on the fireworks observing the condition of the pollution that leads to the harmful effects on the environment and the people since past years but unfortunately. 

On the following appeals,  

In 2018, the supreme court directed that only green firecrackers would be sold in the country which is less polluting but refused to impose a complete ban on the manufacturing of fireworks. Also, it said bursting of firecrackers will be allowed until only 10 pm. 

Many environmental Activists and environmentalist stated that the court order was poorly enforced and firecrackers were still available.

Recent surveys and studies have shown dangerous effects on various factors like

  1. CLIMATE: "The World Health Organization (WHO) database on air quality lists nine Indian cities in the top 20 worldwide for the highest annual concentrations of PM2.5 - one of the most harmful particles for human health. The pollution goes up by more than 30% due to bursting of firecrackers causing a grievous effect on the environment. In Delhi covered in a toxic haze after a night of Diwali fireworks... (original source continue reading)

  2. PEOPLE: "Children below five years of age and the elderly are at a greater risk of respiratory infections. The adverse effects of bursting crackers seem unending. Dr. Ashwini Nabar says in an article the frequent exposure to loud noises during pregnancy might affect the baby in the mother's womb, though not proven yet. However, it surely affects the mother ...(original source continue reading)

  3.  ANIMALS: "Many would come even after the festival as the pets would be under severe trauma. I have treated numerous cases of pups with their tails and backs burnt as crackers would be tied to the trusting little one and lit" ....(original source continue reading)

  4. DANGEROUS HEALTH HAZARDS: The SPM( suspended particulate matter) levels can cause throat, nose, eye-related problems. It can lead to headaches and reduced mental acuity. It has much more severe effects in people with heart, respiratory or nervous system disorders. It can aggravate the problem for people suffering from cold allergies or coughs and can also cause congestion of throat and chest....(original source continue reading)

And the list continues on...

One of the environmentalists, Vimlendu Jha tweeted "Breathe nitrate and ammonia, homegrown, hand made!” calling for the city of Delhi to declare a public emergency. Also, the anti-noise pollution activist and founder of Awaaz, Sumaira Abdulali, said during the private use of firecrackers, there is no control on whether they are handled by adults or children. Such exposure to chemicals is very dangerous. It will be good if a similar decision of banning firecrackers in private places is implemented in Mumbai region" 

After all the consideration of facts and statistics, 


So, if you too believe in this cause, please sign up this petition. Make sure it reaches maximum signatures as it would help us to reach the important people involved in making this possible. 


Thank you for reading!