Despite ban and toxic smog, Hindutva trolls justify firecrackers on social media

In addition to trolling and abusing on social media, the general public has complained of breathing problems, swollen throats, runny noses and tears due to the increased pollution and many have been heard asking who to complaining about the problem of bursting firecrackers and suffocation.

Localities adjacent to Delhi such as Anand Vihar, Vaishali, Indirapuram reported cracker bursting incidents until Friday morning. In Delhi too, the inhabitants complained of pollutants and smog but the state apparatus seemed to be indifferent.

In many areas, people wore masks inside their homes as it was increasingly difficult to breathe amid large crackers that burst.

Early Thursday evening, the Grand Kailash-1 burst into crackers with no thought for the smog that would fall over the city like a shroud the day after Diwali. The backlanes of the settlements had chants of “Jai Shri Ram” followed by the bursting of a chain of firecrackers.

The situation was quite similar to Defense Colony where, regardless of the consequences of such celebrations, in the alleys and on the terraces, the locals were cracking cookies to celebrate the festival. The Mehrauli and Sarvodaya enclave in south Delhi also saw large cracker chips, residents said who did not want to be identified.

In the RK Puram area, which houses housing for government employees, there has been a significant slowdown in cracker bursting. There was not much noise from the many areas in the area. The situation was similar in some blocks of Vasant Kunj, but the continuous sound of crackers bursting could be heard in the background.

On Friday morning after Diwali, many users shared photos depicting dangerous air pollution from bursting crackers.

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