Despite the apex court putting a cap on bursting crackers, residents flouted it with gay abandon throughout the capital and beyond to other NCR areas. As per the directive, only green crackers were to be burnt between 8-10 pm, but it was too good to be true. While the Delhi Police did crack down on sale of crackers in the national capital, journalists witnessed their open sale in the warehouses of Ghaziabad district. As for 'green' crackers, such as described by the apex court, no one knew where it was being sold. Queries about green crackers elicited the familiar refrain 'what green crackers'.
Source: dna November 09, 2018 01:30 UTC