NEW DELHI: Tripura's governor Tathagata Roy considers a Supreme Court (SC) ban on fireworks in Delhi during Diwali is an "anti-Hindu" order.

Roy also believes the order on fireworks was prejudiced by those artists and writers who last year returned their State awards to protest what they called "rising intolerance".

The Tripura governor was onTwitter late yesterday to express his anger.

"First, they attacked the 'Dahi handi' custom, now its fireworks, perhaps tomorrow the 'award wapsi gang' will bring into play environmental pollution as an excuse to call for an end to Hindus cremating their dead," Roy tweeted.

In Madhya Pradesh, Bhupendra Singh, said it wouldn't be 'Ram rajya' without fireworks during Diwali.

This is an extremely short spectacled judgment. Diwali is celebrated once a year. What about the daily pollutants?

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"We talk and dream of Ram Rajya. What is the point if we are not able to celebrate Diwali, the celebrations that mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from a 14- year exile," said Singh.

He also said that fireworks on one day wouldn't do much harm to the environment, and invited residents of Delhi-NCR to go to Madhya Pradesh to rejoice Diwali - with fireworks, of course.

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