RSS seeks balanced view on firecracker ban

RSS seeks balanced view on firecracker ban
RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said on Saturday that firecrackers that add to pollution should be banned, but that not all of them are an environmental hazard.

“Not all of them should be banned. I think all of us need to take a balanced view,” he told reporters during the press briefing on the completion of a three-day national executive meeting in Bhopal.

“Tomorrow some people may say lighting lamps causesadverse impact on environment, then will that be banned as well?” Joshi said.

On Friday, the apex court had refused to lift the ban and expressed pain that some people were giving a communal colour to a health issue.

At the same time, the judges said they were not stopping people from bursting crackers that were already bought.

Joshi also supported the Modi government on the issue of immigration of the Rohingya.

He said it was not without reason that Myanmar had taken its decision on the Rohingya and that their coming to India is part of a “deep conspiracy”.

“Why are Rohingya Muslims going only to Hyderabad and Jammu,” asked Joshi. “How have they managed to get Aadhar cards and voter IDs?” he said. He stood by the government, which is providing humanitarian support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but added that there should be a limit to the services being offered.

He also pointed out that they should not be allowed to stay beyond a point at the borders, hinting that the Rohingya may be used to harm the interests of the country.
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