Judiciary slams Govts on Pollution - Very Good, Respects
“The world is laughing at us. You are reducing the lifespan of people. Why are people being forced to live in gas chambers. Better to get explosives and kill them all in one go”, a Supreme Court bench led by Justice Arun Mishra told the Centre’s second most-senior law officer Tushar Mehta.”
The bench has been angry at the inability of the government to take inadequate steps to clean up Delhi’s air quality over the last month or so. It had pulled up law officers at previous hearings and given top officers of neighbouring states such as Punjab and Haryana 10 days to get their act together and stop stubble burning in their respective states.
At an earlier hearing, the government had told the court that Haryana had shaped up and checked stubble burning, Punjab had not.
Punjab did get a tongue lashing. “Because you (Punjab) are not able to implement measures, does not mean people in NCR should die and suffer from cancer,” Justice Arun Mishra retorted, holding out a threat of a fine on officials for failure to enforce the court-imposed ban.
The judges weren’t impressed with the steps outlined by the Haryana or the Centre either.
“You people (States and Centre) are blaming each other. This is politically managed pollution. Everything is happening under the nose of this court and we should tolerate all of these. This is a blame game, nothing is being done. I am shocked,” Justice Arun Mishra said. more
Was there any such situation before October 2016 like we people are facing in DELHI NCR. ?
Any one hear these words PARALI and Pollution before October 2016 any where in Delhi NCR ?
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