The Supreme Court on Wednesday said, “Debates on TV are creating more pollution than anybody. They don’t understand what is happening and what is the issue. Statements are taken out of context. Everyone has their own agenda”.
While listening to a plea relating to the pollution crisis in Delhi-NCR, a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said everyone has their own agenda and statements in the debates are all out of context.
The bench which also comprises Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, said, “You want to use some issue, make is observe and then make it controversial, and then only blame games will remain..,”
The bench said,” Debates on TV are creating more polluting than anybody. They don’t understand what is happening and what is the issue. Statements are taken out of context. Everyone has their own agenda. We can’t help and we can’t control. We are focussing on working out the solution.”
Surprisingly, the observations of the Apex Court came while hearing a plea relating to air pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas.
The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that he watched few television debates, in which they claimed that he had misled the top court on the contribution of stubble urning to air pollution.
Replying to his concern, the top court said, “We are not misled at all. You said 10 percent but it was pointed out in the affidavit that it was 20 to 40 percent. This type of criticism is common when we are holding public offices. We are clear, our conscience is clear, forget about all this. These kinds of criticism keep happening. Our conscience is clear and we work for the betterment of the society”