Delhi pollution: Air quality deteriorates to 'severe' category
Saturday, 24 October 2020 Delhi's air quality index (AQI) on Saturday deteriorated to the 'severe' category, which is likely to affect people's health, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee data (DPCC).
A heated argument reportedly broke out between protesting farmers and Congress workers in Delhi. Cadre of the main Opposition party had set up tents at the Nirankari Samagam ground in Delhi's Burari to serve food to farmers. However, the protestors reportedly objected to posters of political parties being put up at the site. Congress claimed that those who objected to the posters were actually Aam Aadmi Party workers, as per reports. Farmers from multiple states have travelled to Delhi to protest against 3 recent agri-reform laws. While some are demonstrating at the government-designated Burari ground, others have camped at various points along the Delhi border to pressurise the government. Watch the full video for more.
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Police detained Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi in Delhi on December 01. She reached at Singhu Border (Delhi-Haryana border) to join farmers' protest. Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws today.
Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws on December 01. Speaking to ANI, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Tikait said, "Government has called the Punjab delegation at 3 pm. Later, the government will hold meeting with delegations from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi at 7:00 pm today." "We all want final decision on the matter," he added.
Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 01 during his visit to Burari protest site, Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot spoke on farmers' protests. Gahlot said, "There should be a proper dialogue and Centre should accept all the demands proposed by farmers as they are genuine." "My primary purpose of visiting protest sites is to ensure the basic facilities for protesting farmers," he added.
The air quality of the national capital degraded on November 30 as Delhiites woke up to hazy morning. Parts of Delhi were seen covered with thick layer of smog. According to Central Pollution Control..