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Mumbai Police’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ GIF for a pollution-free Diwali fails to impress Twitterati

While a few users were happy with the funny tweet, others were not. Many slammed the force for their advice and asked what about similar regulation at political rallies. Arguing that a crackerless Diwali is same as a colourless Holi, people are not happy with their Diwali message.

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“Kuch kuch hota hai, Rahul, tum nahi samjhoge”? Mumbai police tried to make a point for those who don’t see the consequences of loud noise on Diwali. (Source: Mumbai Police/ Twitter)

Diwali festivities have begun and people are celebrating with full fervour. But there is an ongoing debate around the use of firecrackers as part of the celebrations. While in many places government banned firecrackers creating noise pollution, the Supreme Court has even banned bursting of firecrackers in NCR, creating a huge buzz. While many have welcomed the move others were surely irked, claiming Diwali is incomplete without fireworks. There are some who even argue that little fireworks don’t hurt, right?

Well, arguing that Diwali is the festival of light and not sound, Mumbai Police came up with a hilarious but apt message. Urging people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali they made sure they convey the message in style with little help from Bollywood’s most loved couple — Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

Wondering how? Well, they posted a small clip from their blockbuster hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, with a very important message that noise pollution has serious consequences. Remember the iconic scene from the Karan Johar film where Anjali aka Kajol says to Rahul (SRK), “Kuch kuch hota hai, Rahul, tum nahi samjhoge”? Yes, making their fair point they used the clip for those who don’t understand why we need to give up on noisy firecrackers.

After the tweet was shared, one user tried to clarify if loud firecrackers have been banned in Mumbai, to which the cops replied, “It’s not banned but recommend judicious use of firecrackers without causing inconvenience to others & keeping pollution caused by it in mind.”

While a few users were happy with the funny tweet, others were not. Many slammed the force for their advice and asked what about similar regulation at political rallies. A few users also asked them if they have some similar regulation in mind for Bakr Eid or Christmas, or even the sound of azaan.

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