Air pollution case: Why are schools open in Delhi? asks Supreme Court

By Rajan Nath -- December 02, 2021 12:50 pm -- Updated:December 02, 2021 12:53 pm

Air pollution case: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday questioned the Delhi government over the reopening of schools amid the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.

"We are serious about industrial and vehicular pollution. You cannot fire bullets from our shoulders, you have to take steps. Why are schools open?" asked the Supreme Court.

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"When the government implemented work from home for adults then why children are being forced to go to school," the SC asked Delhi government.

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We feel there is nothing happening, in spite of air pollution levels rising in Delhi, the Court observed while hearing the air pollution case on Thursday.

Delhi government reopened the schools on November 29 for all the classes despite the increasing air pollution level.

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As schools in the national capital reopened for all classes, the parents expressed fear of air pollution and Covid-19.

All schools in the national capital were shut down due to a spike in air pollution levels earlier this month.

-PTC News

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