India’s top court calls out authorities over smog

India’s top court has criticized authorities for not doing enough to curb New Delhi’s dangerous levels of air pollution, calling it a “blatant and grave violation of right to life.”

Thick smog has blanketed the country’s capital in recent days, forcing flights to be canceled and schools to be shut. New Delhi, which is home to more than 18 million people, has declared it a public health emergency, with authorities halting work at construction sites and instituting new traffic controls limiting the number of cars on the road.

Delhi entered its 10th consecutive day of hazardous air pollution on Tuesday, according to air quality analysts