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Anger rises as toxic air chokes India's capital

SeattlePI.com Saturday, 11 November 2017 ()
NEW DELHI (AP) — As thick smog crept over India's capital this week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning. Pandey stopped doing his regular workouts and said he felt tightness in his lungs. He started wearing a triple layer of pollution masks over his mouth. And he became angry that he couldn't safely breathe the air. "This is a basic right," he said. "A basic right of humanity." Pandey is among many people in New Delhi who have become more aware of the toxic air in recent years and are increasingly frustrated at the lack of meaningful action by authorities.
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