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Tripura Governor on Diwali cracker ban: Award wapsi gang will soon get Hindu cremation banned
By Our Correspondent, 11/10/2017, New Delhi

 

Adding to the growing social media clamour over the Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sparked a fresh controversy with a veiled attack on the court ruling.

"First Dahi Handi, today firecrackers, tomorrow the award wapsi brigade and those holding candlelight vigils may file a litigation against cremation rites of Hindus on the grounds of causing air pollution," the Tripura governor tweeted.

Speaking to India Today over phone, Tathagata Roy clarified that as a practising Hindu he was unhappy with the Supreme Court ruling as it deprived the community of an important aspect of the celebrations.

The senior BJP leader-turned-Tripura Governor is known for his hard-line stance on several issues on social media. Recently, he courted controversy by calling Rohingya refugees "garbage"."No Islamic country nor Bangladesh accepts Rohingias. But India, great Dharamshala, must. And if u say no, you're inhuman!" Roy had tweeted, adding that he was being trolled by "Islamists and stooges" for having said that India shouldn't accept "Rohingiya garbage"Popular author Chetan Bhagat too disapproved of the ban on sale of crackers in Delhi during Diwali and kicked up a row with his tweet that said "Can I just ask on cracker ban. Why only guts to do this for Hindu festivals? Banning goat sacrifice and Muharram bloodshed soon too?". On Monday, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice A K Sikri upheld the ban on sale of crackers in Delhi and National Capital Region till November 1 and said "we should see at least in one Diwali the impact of a cracker-free festivity".

 
 
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