Fireworks Gun to the Temple
Apropos the report ‘110 Killed, 280 Injured in Kerala Temple Fireworks Tragedy’ (Apr 11), Sri Narayana Guru, Kerala’s greatest social reformer, spoke against crackers and explosives at festivals, but the people don’t listen. Loss of life is a high price to pay for watching a mass of colour in the sky. Unregulated firework displays we set off in the cramped precincts of our places of worship is an open door to disaster. A K Antony and Indian Medical Association are right in calling for a ban on fireworks posing threats to human lives.