I haven't proposed you put an end to your celebrations. What I am opposed to is, your celebrations infringing upon someone else's right to clean air, but that is another topic.
I am showing displeasure against someone celebrating the next morning. That disturbs me.
Staying on the current topic and how the cracker ban is connected to it. Well, it's already been explained. You oppose the cracker ban because it infringes on your religious sentiments. You've shown your displeasure about it. You see it as an assault on the rights of Hindus. Many slum dwellers must also belong to the majority community that you belong to. Why must they have to rummage through your litter, to be able to celebrate? Do they not deserve to preserve the same culture and traditions, as you? Or are they destined to be picking through piles of rubbish for that one sparkler or a half-burnt flowerpot, to be able to celebrate, the same festival that you hold so dear?
My problem is the indifference shown to one's own brethren. Not a whimper in their name. Why not fight for their right to celebrate the festival in the way that it is supposed to. Why not ask for subsidised or free crackers for them, through ration card, so they have the same celebrations as you.
Yes, I raise this, for the sake of the poor. If you can question the Supreme Court's decision making it as anti-Hindu, then why do you not see the log in your own eye. You've been living with it for years, taking it in your stride, accepting it. But, don't you see, Diwali was the night before, so what were those children celebrating - was it the festival or was it the find? You are worried about having to take permission to celebrate Holi and Diwali, like the minority, in another country. What about the people in your own country, in your own neighbourhood? Why are you not concerned about them and their rights to religious rituals?
And, the common man is hardly the spineless 'admi' that you make him out to be. Everyone stands up to defend their own interest. I am sure, many who oppose the cracker ban would have applauded it had one of their dear ones been suffering from a health issue.
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