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Delhi traders dismayed by ban on fireworks sale before Diwali

But others welcome ban, in hope air quality will improve

A man lights firecrackers while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali in Mumbai, India.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI - "What's Diwali without fireworks?" asked a customer while buying firecrackers for his kids from a shop in New Delhi to celebrate India's biggest festival on Oct. 19.

Accompanied by his wife and two young children, he was reacting to the Indian Supreme Court's Monday order banning the sale of fireworks, including firecrackers, in the capital city and surrounding areas till the end of this month.

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