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SC-mandated timing for firecrackers flouted in Chandigarh, Punjab on Diwali

Police officials said they were keeping an eye on the violation of the Supreme Court guidelines and would take action

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Diwali crackers
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Many people exploded crackers in Chandigarh as well as Punjab and Haryana to celebrate on Wednesday ahead of the mandated timings of 8 to 10 p.m.

People in many areas started bursting crackers just after 6 p.m., residents and witnesses said.

Police officials said they were keeping an eye on the violation of the guidelines and would take action.

Bursting of crackers in many towns and cities in Punjab and Haryana also started much before the stipulated 8 p.m.

People also prayed at their homes and in temples on Wednesday to mark the festival of lights.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 20:16 IST
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