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Woman Affected by Deonar Fire Files Online Petition for Clean Air

Bosco pointed out major factors that have affected not only locals, but also the city’s environment.

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A file image of a fire at the landfill. (Photo:PTI) 

A resident affected by the fire incidents at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai has started an online petition, asking the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to uphold citizens’ right to clean air.

A massive fire at Deonar dumping ground in January this year had created a thick blanket of smog over neighbouring areas, causing serious health issues to residents, while a fresh fire broke out there last week.

The petition, launched last week by Chembur resident, Shilpa Bosco on Change.org, has so far attracted support from 10,909 people worldwide.

Bosco highlighted major factors that have impacted not only locals, but the entire ecosystem of the city, and urged the apex court to protect the rights of citizens.

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By not adhering to solid waste management rules and defying the Bombay High Court orders in this regard, the BMC had endangered the lives of citizens, she said, and was infringing on the “fundamental right to clean air”.

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