Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi has called for a ban on firecrackers saying god is not deaf.
At least 112 people have been killed and over 380 injured after a fireworks display turned Paravur’s Puttingal temple into an inferno early on Sunday.
While urging the government act urgently, she said, “Similar incidents have been happening almost every year and hundreds of people have been dying so it is something that we need to think seriously. Fire crackers are used only for the happiness of people and not god. God is not deaf. So I would say that it is best to ban it completely or do it namesake,” she said, accoding to a news report.