GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - As part of the move to maintain law and order and to protect the life and property of citizens, sale of crackers after 8 pm and bursting of crackers after 10 pm have been prohibited in areas under Central Police District, Guwahati.
An order in this regard has been issued under Section 144 of CrPC by Ranjan Bhuyan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Police District.
The order, which will be in effect till November 6, has also prohibited bursting of crackers and fireworks on public roads, market places, hospitals, mosques and churches and also use of cracker projectiles in populated areas in the entire Central Police District, Guwahati.
The DCP has also issued another order under the same section prohibiting use of fireworks and bursting of crackers within 500-metre radius from the Guwahati Refinery, Noonmati, and the oil pipelines passing through Central Police District, Guwahati.
Anwesha appeal: Anwesha has appealed for a cracker-less Diwali and has urged the citizens to celebrate the festival only with light. The organisation said that bursting of crackers not only causes sound and air pollution but also creates immense discomfort for the aged, babies, pets and the animal world.
Anwesha is going to take out a procession of school students on October 28 to spread the message of a cracker-less Diwali.