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Woman affected by Deonar fire files online petition

A resident affected by the fire incidents at the Deonar dumping ground here has started an online petition seeking the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of citizens to clean air.

The petition launched last week by Chembur resident Shilpa Bosco on Change.org, world's largest technology platform for social change, so far has got support from 10,909 people worldwide.

Bosco has highlighted in the petition major factors that have impacted not only locals but the entire ecosystem of the city and urged the apex court to uphold the rights of citizens to clean air.

She alleged that the civic body BMC is ‘endangering lives’ of people of the city and surrounding areas and infringing the “fundamental right to clean air”. “Our children and senior citizens cannot breath..they are suffering from respiratory problems, vomiting, headache.”
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