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After Crackers, They Will Ban Hindu Cremations: Tripura Governor

Tathagata Roy said he was unhappy as a Hindu with the SC ruling banning sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali.

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Former West Bengal BJP chief and current Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy.
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"Soon, Hindu cremations will be banned," is what Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy tweeted on Tuesday, following the Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers till 1 November in the Delhi-NCR region.

After Crackers, They Will Ban Hindu Cremations: Tripura Governor
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He stated that as a Hindu, he felt agitated hearing the news as Diwali comes only once in a year, as CNN News18 reported.

I personally feel very unhappy about these restrictions put on age old Hindu festivals. Diwali is an ancient, all India festival. We burst crackers to drive away spooks and a restriction is being put on it.

On the nature of the statement, he said he was "not crossing any constitutional limit" and that the governor of a state is not supposed to act mute.

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