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Mumbai Police Shuts Down Twitter Troll With A Classic Response

News18.com

First published: November 1, 2016, 2:02 PM IST | Updated: November 1, 2016
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Mumbai Police Shuts Down Twitter Troll With A Classic Response
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A day before Diwali, on October 29, Mumbai Police authorities tweeted from their official Twitter handle urging citizens to celebrate a noise-free Diwali.

While several social media users pledged not to burst crackers, one user by the name Siddharth, asked the Mumbai Police to mind its own business and not impart moral lessons.

Mumbai Police, however, had a witty reply to this rather uncouth tweet of the user. Without resorting to rudeness, the authorities politely made it clear to Siddharth that bursting crackers beyond a certain decibel level was an offense under the Environment Protection Act.

Now that certainly was a mic drop moment.

Bursting of crackers in large quantities on Diwali night took the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi and surrounding areas to a severe level on Monday. In fact, according to reports, the level of noise pollution too was alarmingly high.

The AQI which was recorded at 343 on the eve of Diwali in 2015, soared to 445 this year, according to the data available with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Seems like it is difficult to keep people away from crackers during Diwali but no efforts were spared to spread awareness.

In fact, all those who cared, did their bit to protect the environment.

With input from IANS.

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