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Four chief secretaries summoned by SC on farm fires

By IndianMandarins- 07 Oct 2020


The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered chief secretaries of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to remain present in the court through videoconferencing at the next hearing. Taking a serious note of the failure of states to stop stubble burning which poses serious threat air pollution over northern India

The Apex Court bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian also issued notices to the state governments on a PIL filed by Aditya Dubey. Appearing for the minor petitioner, senior advocate Vikas Singh said stubble burning has begun ahead of the season and urgent steps are required to prevent Delhi from being converted into a gas chamber.

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