No restrictions on bursting firecrackers during Diwali 2020: Himanta Biswa

No restrictions on bursting firecrackers during Diwali 2020: Himanta Biswa

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GUWAHATI: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the Government does not plan any restrictions regarding the celebrations of Diwali 2020. This will include the bursting of firecrackers. Sarma added, however, that citizens should exercise restraint.

"Like any other religion, Hindus have the right to celebrate festivals. With the improvement in #COVID19 situation in Assam, we plan no restrictions on the celebration of #Diwali including the use of


. However, kindly remember, self-restraint is key to combat


Sarma wrote in his Tweet.

The government has banned the sale of firecrackers in Guwahati till November 30. The decision came in order to prevent the pollution and COVID-19, both of which are expected to be major threats in the festive season.

Issuing a notice, the government has requested the citizens to burst green crackers for two hours from 8 pm to 10 pm.

It has also issued guidelines for Chatt Puja. According to the guidelines issued, no firecrackers would be allowed to be burst during the puja and green crackers will be allowed from 6 am to 8 am one.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 11, 2020