Diwali celebrations in Cape Town, court gives permission for fireworks

Oct 19 2019 03:49 PM
Diwali celebrations in Cape Town, court gives permission for fireworks

Cape Town: Although Diwali is a festival celebrated all over the world, even today there are many countries where the rules regarding fireworks are very strict. In Cape Town, South Africa, fireworks were banned in public places on the occasion of Diwali. However, the same restrictions have been challenged by members of the Hindu community and the South African Hindu Mahasabha. As a result, the government has given a separate stadium for fireworks on Diwali.

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JP Smith, a member of the Mayor's Committee on Rescue and Security in Cape Town, said that in this stadium, people can fireworks on the occasion of Deepawali and Gifox Day. There will be no action against them. However, a week ago, municipal officials had decided that no fireworks would be ensured on the occasion of Deepawali and Gifox Day.

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The Hindu community and the South African General Assembly protested against the decision of the municipal authorities. Also warned to go to court. This is why the authorities had to change their decision. Ashwin Trikamji, president of the South Africa Hindu Mahasabha, said in a meeting that, "We were ready to legally challenge his decision not to give any fixed place for fireworks, as it violated the right to equality and freedom of religion."

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