Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Saturday stated he isn’t a complicated speaker and learnt English in Class 8.
The remark was in response to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s clarification that he was not even remotely suggesting that solely farmers are liable for air air pollution within the Delhi-NCR area.
“Unfortunately I am not a sophisticated speaker. This is my drawback as I learnt English in Class 8. I don’t have good English for expressing words. I studied law in the English language,” the chief justice informed Mehta, who was showing for the Centre.
“The language in which our response as lawyers is taken might send the wrong message which was not the intention,” Mehta had stated.
He stated he too had learnt his English in Class Eight and studied until commencement in Gujarati medium.
“We are sailing in the same boat. My law was in English medium,” Mehta stated.
The apex court docket has termed the rise in air air pollution within the Delhi-NCR area an “emergency” and requested the Centre and the Delhi authorities to take quick measures to enhance air high quality, suggesting steps reminiscent of stopping autos and clamping a lockdown within the nationwide capital.
“We want the pollution to decrease ultimately. Nothing else,” the chief justice stated.
The bench, additionally comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, stated there are different causes for air pollution reminiscent of vehicular emissions, firecrackers and dirt, and singling out stubble burning just isn’t the answer.
“Your projection is as if farmers are liable for this air pollution. Seventy per cent. First let the Delhi folks be managed. Where is the efficient mechanism to manage hearth crackers, car air pollution and so forth?
“We understand some per cent is stubble burning. Rest is crackers, vehicular pollution, industries, dust pollution etc. You tell us how to bring AQI levels from 500 to 200 points in Delhi. Take some immediate urgent measures like a two-day lockdown,” the bench stated.
The observations got here whereas listening to a plea filed by environmental activist Aditya Dubey and legislation pupil Aman Banka, who sought instructions to supply stubble-removing machines to small and marginal farmers totally free. PTI PKS