The district administration banned sale and bursting of crackers in Srinagar district, an official spokesman said.
He said Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed has ordered blanket ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers within the territorial jurisdiction of district Srinagar. The orders have been issued to ensure the safety of life and property of the general public.
It has been further stated that anybody found involved in the sale and bursting of fire crackers shall be booked within the purview of the relevant law. The Senior Superintendent of Police has also been directed to implement the order in letter and spirit.
People are bursting firecrackers in the night during marriage ceremonies in Srinagar, official sources said adding there is apprehension that after the declaration of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) election results, the winning candidates or parties could burst firecrackers which may result in clashes.