Says the guy who consumes colonialised versions of Indian history lock, stock and barrel. Lol. Stay in your shoes and continue living the life of an embarrassing troll. An original informed discussion is well above your pay grade.
Position 1- firecrackers have nothing to do with Deepawali. Deepawali is all about Diyas.
Response - Nope. It is a ritual not a mere festivity.
Position 2- Firecrackers cause pollution. They must be banned.
Response - OK. Ban everything that causes all forms of pollution.
Position 3- firecrackers cause most pollution.
Response - show me d proof. IIT Delhi's Report on d causes of pollution in NCR goes against you. Firecrackers aren't even in d top 5. Stubble burning and year round construction activity are among the top causes.
Position 4- Where does scripture prescribe laxmi bomb for Diwali celebration?
Response - Where does scripture prescribe Manyavar's clothes for Diwali? Or Playing cards? Chill. Uchlo mat. Baith jao.
Position 5- Scripture can't be followed in 2020.
Response - So you admit you were wrong on lack of scriptural basis for firecrackers. Good. As for what can and can't be followed in 2020, tu apna kaam kar. I will follow what my conscience allows me to. Ab bhaag yahan se.
Position 6- lekin Sati, Untouchability, caste...
Response - Aur kitni beizzati karwayega apni? Ek point to theek se argue nahi kar paya, abhi kood mat. Ja kuch padh le, phir wapas aa. Warna mai sikha dunga.
Moral of the story - Stubble burning gets a free pass because farmers =votes. As for the construction industry = money bags and muscle. Firecrackers industry needs to cover at least one of these bases to be heard effectively in Bharat. Until then, they will remain a soft target.
Correction - Report of IIT Kanpur on Delhi titled "Comprehensive Study on Air Pollution and Green House
Gases (GHGs) in Delhi
(Final Report: Air Pollution component)". Read it fully and ask yourself how many times it mentions or discusses fireworks or firecrackers.
Fan of science? Good. Read these publications of 2018 & 2019 by Hiren Jethva and his colleagues on Crop burning and its effect on Air quality in Northern India. Love name dropping NASA? Good. It's there -……
25% increase in rice production in Punjab,60% increase in post harvest fire,43% increase in aerosol loading in Northern India.Solution? "efficient drop residue management system and elimination of open field burning to mitigate episodic hazardous air quality over northern India."
So here is my challenge to those who have been punching the firecrackers industry left, right and centre, and shaming Hindus for bursting crackers-if you have the guts, take on the rice production lobby of Punjab and address crop/stubble burning. If not, zip it.
U don't have d guts to address d year round causes which are positively hazardous for air quality in d National Capital Region,but you want to address d effect of bursting firecrackers on a handful of days in d year? Sure, haathi ko chhod do, uski poonch ko pakdo. Aur rote rehna.
*crop residue management

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