Polluted air from Pakistan affecting Delhi, UP govt tells Supreme Cour” Panchhi nadiyan yeh Pawan ke zauke, Koi sarhad na inhe roke” ( Birds, rivers and gusts of wind, No border can stop them.) the hummable song from Javed Akhtar repertoire used in the Abhishek Bachchan- Kareena Kapoor debut film ‘Refugee” seems to have completely lost on the Uttar Pradesh officials who told the Supreme Court that polluted air from Pakistan affects the air quality in Delhi.
The UP Government was forwarding the argument that the polluted air from the state industries doesn’t go towards Delhi but polluted air from Pakistan affects the air quality in Delhi in order to emphasize that the industries in UP do not play any role in the national capital’s pollution.
The obnoxious argument was advanced by Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the UP government to a bench hearing a plea on air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana,
Ranjit Kumar argued that the state industries are downwind and the polluted air doesn’t go towards Delhi. blamed polluted air coming from Pakistan’s side for affecting the air quality in Delhi.
Even CJI NV Ramana had to retort to such argument , “So you want us to ban industries in Pakistan?”