As the debate on banning firecrackers gains momentum ahead of Diwali, Kangana Ranaut has expressed her disagreement on the same. The actor has shared a video of Sadhguru and has said that activists should instead stop using cars for some days to protect the environment.
The video, shared on Kangana’s Instagram Stories, shows Sadhguru sharing his childhood memories of Diwali. He is seen talking about how he would look forward to light firecrackers months before Diwali and would save some for later as well.
Commenting on it, Kangana wrote on her Instagram Stories, “He is the man who caused world record of green cover by planting millions of trees.” She added, “Perfect answer to all Diwali environment activists walk to your office don’t use cars for three days.”
Meanwhile, Veere Di Wedding producer Rhea Kapoor shared her disappointment over the practice of bursting firecrackers on Diwali. She wrote on her Instagram Stories, “Bursting crackers is not only dated but grossly ignorant, inconsiderate and irresponsible. Stop doing it, it’s so 19-never.”
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday appealed to citizens keep a check on noise and air pollution levels while bursting firecrackers during Diwali. “Crackers are an integral part of Diwali festivities and they should be. However, while bursting crackers, people must keep a check on noise and air pollution levels,” she said.
Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced a ban on firecrackers on September 15, saying it was “essential to save lives”. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the national capital till January 1, 2022. Action is being taken under relevant IPC provisions and the Explosives Act against anyone found bursting crackers under the campaign.