Shadow cast across India as Diwali festival hit by Covid – and smog

Posted by on November 13, 2020 9:22 am
Categories: Global Stories

People encouraged to stay at home for Hindu festival with Delhi particularly affected

Diwali celebrations in India have taken a more sombre tone this year, as the double spectres of the pandemic and pollution have cast a shadow over festivities.

The Hindu festival of light is the most important celebration of the year for many in India and this weekend would usually be marked by raucous parties and fireworks displays.

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