Ramdev opposes SC ban on firecrackers, says 'Hindus being targeted'


New Delhi: Opposing Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers across Delhi-NCR, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that one particular community is being targeted.
The famous yoga guru was speaking on the issue of firecracker ban to a television channel when he said that Hindus are being targeted. He also asserted that the way Hindu festivals have come under the radar is wrong.
Ramdev also launched an attack on senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for supporting court's ban on firecrackers and said, "an intelligent man like Tharoor must not talk like this."
Tharoor, in support of the ban, had tweeted, "Your examples of practices integral to those observances; banning them would be like banning lamps on Diwali. Firecrackers are unholy add-ons."
On October 9, ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court upheld the suspension of licenses for sale of firecrackers in the national capital.
The ban on sale and stocking of firecrackers will be in effect until November 1, 2017.