Manjinder Singh Sirsa v. Union of India

Manjinder Singh Sirsa requests the court to direct government authorities to prevent air pollution in restaurants and bars. Mr. Sirsa specifically alleges that hookahs contain hazardous substances and that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee should take action under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. By contrast, the government contends that hookahs are not hazardous. Noting that hookah is listed in the tobacco products schedule contained in India's omnibus tobacco control law, COTPA, the court dismissed the matter, finding that it did not possess jurisdiction to hear the application as its jurisdiction extends only to environmental questions.

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Manjinder Singh Sirsa v. Union of India, No. 610 of 2017, National Green Tribunal (2019).

  • India
  • Jan 19, 2019
  • National Green Tribunal

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Plaintiff Manjinder Singh Sirsa

Defendant Union of India

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