In the wake of the air pollution reaching alarming levels in Delhi, hundreds of people gathered near the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate Tuesday evening, demanding government action.
“My eyes and lungs are burning while I talk right now,” said Aman Sharma, a student at the protest. “I suffer from rhinitis, which has gotten worse due to the present situation. There is no need for us children to be here, demanding clean air to breathe. Air pollution is a political, environmental, national, human rights issue. Why do we have to protest or things as basic as clean air?”