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However, the suo moto PIL is not the only case pending in the High Court related to pollution in the region. A special division bench of Justices Surya Kant and Ajay Tiwari on November 3 in a case related to road safety directed the Punjab and Haryana governments and the UT Administration to take immediate steps to ensure commuters’ safety during the foggy conditions.
The issue of stubble burning, which is said to be the main reason behind the increase in air pollution, is also being heard by a single bench of the High Court, which on October 25 asked the Punjab government that under which provisions of the law the farmers were being charged for the stubble burning. The Bharti Kissan Union in the case is seeking compensation for restraining the farmers from burning stubble in their fields.
Source- Indian Express