#Delhi Pollution : Supreme Court To Hear PIL On November 10 ; NHRC To Expresses Concern ; All Primary Schools In Delhi Shut Till Improvement

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The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to list for hearing on November 10 a PIL seeking issuance of fresh guidelines on stubble burning to curb rising air pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi took note of the submissions of lawyer Shashank Shekhar Jha, who has filed the PIL in his personal capacity, that the air pollution situation has worsened due to stubble burning in areas close to Delhi.

“Even normal people cannot walk in such a situation, the lawyer said, adding that Air Quality Index (AQI) level has risen due to stubble burning. List it on November 10, the CJI said.

Meanwhile in a report by ANI , National Human Rights Commission alarmed over the increasing air pollution in Delhi-NCR; dissatisfied with the steps taken, asks Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to be present before it on 10th November.

Delhi LG VK Saxena has written to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on stubble burning and pollution, reported ANI

“Request you to undertake urgent and substantive measures to control Parali (stubble) burning in Punjab, that has converted the national capital once again into a gas chamber,” wrote Delhi LG

We’re taking all steps to control the pollution situation. In lieu of that, we’re shutting down all primary schools in Delhi from tomorrow… Also shutting down outdoor activities for all classes above class 5, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at a joint Press conference with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. The primary schools will remain shut till the air quality improves.

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