DIMAPUR, Dec 3 - NSCN-IM has banned the sale of firecrackers in Dimapur during this festive season.
�The Government of the People�s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) hereby ban the sale of all types of firecrackers in and around Dimapur with immediate effect during this festive season,� said a directive of the NSCN-IM.
The ban is imposed after taking serious note of the nuisance the firecrackers create and the harmful effects of firecrackers, especially on heart patients, stated the NSCN-IM. �Besides, it is never a part of our culture. Therefore, anyone found selling or transporting such items would be strictly dealt with,� the statement added.