In the wake of rising air pollution, Supreme Court, on Monday, banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1 ahead of Diwali.
Hours before SC announced the decision, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had appealed to his fans not to burst any crackers, spreading awareness about a pollution-free Diwali.
In a video shared on his Twitter handle, on Sunday, Yuvraj urged his fellow Indians to refrain from using crackers and celebrate the festival of lights by lighting up lamps in peace. He also raised the health issues caused due to air pollution and recalled the trouble he had last year when he could not get out of his house.
However, his request backfired as he ended up receiving flak on the social media network. Some asked him to mind his own business, while others went on to advise him to use plastic bats in order to save trees and stop using air-conditioners and cars for comfort. Few also accused him of being anti-Hindu and questioned why didn’t he speak up during Bakri Eid.
Use plastic bat's for batting, we no need to cut down many no. Of trees— Harish kumar (@amaraharish) October 8, 2017
माना खाली दिमाग शैतान का घर होता है। लेकिन इतनी भी क्या बेरोजगारी कि कुछ भी बोल दो। टी-20 विश्वकप 2011 में पटाखे फूटने पर तो ज्ञान नही दिया। pic.twitter.com/WXxotBugFR— Tanay Srivastava (@tanaysri94) October 8, 2017
If you stop flying, a lot of jet fuel pollution will be saved.— Sankrant Sanu सानु (@sankrant) October 9, 2017
Also, doesn't IPL have firecrackers?
if u want to control pollution then stop using car ,use cycle.— gaurav pandey (@igaurav1234) October 8, 2017
sir i m ur big fan,but ples stop this chutiyapa!— praSHant (@praSHant867685) October 8, 2017
@YUVSTRONG12 bhaiya,— Piyush Shahi (@Piyushkshahi) October 8, 2017
1. How often do u use public transport??
2. Have u ever requested BCCI/ICC to not use fire crackers during matches.
Kabhi muharram aur bakr-eid pe bol k dekho. Jiska mann hua woh utha k hinduon ke sentiments ka majak bana jaata hai. Sharam aani chahiye.— त्रिपुरारी (@Kailaashnaath) October 8, 2017
Yuvi to punjabi hai shero wali baat kar— AMIT (@AMIT_GUJJU) October 8, 2017
Ye hizdo wali baate na kiya kar ????????
Bhai Eid / Christmas pe kahan the?— Poetic_Punch (@quest_illusion) October 8, 2017
ज्ञान का राग अलापने वाले उच्चतम एवं महाज्ञानी बुद्धजीवियों से दूर रहें और जमकर पटाखें जलायें।— Tanay Srivastava (@tanaysri94) October 8, 2017
दिवाली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाऐं।
भाई जब खुद की शादी की पार्टी में पटाखे जला के शान से Entry किये हो फिर क्यों ज्ञान बाट रहे हो? क्या हे न इतना दोगलापन अच्छा नहीं लगता सर???? pic.twitter.com/duPWsiDVzU— Rahul Patel (@RNRA9262514) October 9, 2017
हम भारतीयों ने तो 2011 के विश्वकप जीत पर भी पटाखें फोड़ प्रदूषण फैलाया था, ये ज्ञान तब दे देते तो शायद आज प्रदूषण बहुत कम होता!— NIKHIL VYAS (@VYASNIKHIL) October 8, 2017
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