SC Order Goes Up in Smoke
Apropos the Edit, ‘More Than Diktat for Behavioural Change’ (Nov 9), there’s no disputing the fact that “the key is cultural and behavioural change”. Yet, what happened on Diwali night, despite the admittedly belated Supreme Court order, is an utter shameful failure of the state machinery. It is sad that as a society, we heed only the fear of the baton and heavy fines. With the kind of killer pollution levels seen in all parts of the National Capital Region, we needed much more forceful compliance of the court’s orders. There was the need to draft RWA office bearers, vested with powers to get the culprits arrested with heavy fines imposed.