They took it to the streets today #DelhiRising #MyRightToBreathe
* tag someone who would join them*
Posted by Let Me Breathe on Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Anyone living in Delhi right now can attest to the fact the air has become nigh unbreathable, with PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels hitting 999 micrograms per cubic metres – way above the safe limit of 100 micrograms.
But what is not being discussed as widely, is the effect this has on Delhi’s children – many of whom are still forced to attend school amidst this toxic pollution, while not being able to go out and play in the open.
A group of parents demonstrated in front of the Directorate of Education to demand that the schools remain closed until the PM levels come down to a manageable amount. Here’s what they had to say.