Guwahati: The Mizoram government has yet again banned firecrackers, sky lanterns and other pyrotechnic materials, including toy guns, during the coming festive season of Christmas and New Year celebrations, police said.
Aizawl Superintendent of Police (SP) C Lalruaia said that the order for banning the sale, bursting and use of firecrackers, sky lanterns, toy guns with bullets and other pyrotechnic materials was issued by Deputy Commissioners last month and would continue till further notice.
Earlier, firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials were banned during Diwali too.
“Strict vigilance will be maintained to ensure that firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials are not sold and used,” the SP said adding that one person was arrested already for possessing the banned items recently.
Mizoram has been banning ban firecrackers, sky lanterns and other pyrotechnic materials, including toy guns, during the festive season to avoid pollution and to mark the sanctity of Christmas and New Year.
The state was preparing for a grand celebration of Christmas and New Year after two years of low key-celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.