Diwali smog

India court bans fireworks in Delhi after Diwali smog

The parents argued their children's lungs were not yet developed enough to handle the increasing pollution in the city.

Delhi, with 16 million people, is one of the world's most polluted cities.

In recent years it has got noticeably worse around Diwali, when huge quantities of fireworks are set off.

On Friday, the Supreme Court suspended the "possession, stocking and selling" of fireworks in Delhi and its neighbouring suburbs "until further orders".