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Leonardo Expressing Concern For Delhi's Pollution Level Is A Reminder For The Govt To Take Action

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Delhi's history, culture and basically everything that makes it dilwalon ki dilli is in sheer jeopardy, as the city struggles to get some fresh air with the rising pathetic bad quality air index.  

The odd-even scheme, people being urged to wear masks, kids not going to school might be a discounted way of living but it is still not the ideal solution. While citizens have been marching and trying to raise awareness, the government has been under the radar ever since pictures of MPs going MIA from the urgent parliamentary meeting meant to take a decision for this situation went viral.

Leonardo Di Caprio Speaks Out On Delhi Pollution© TOI

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is an environmentalist in his own accord, is known to raise his voice and express opinions on issues which affect the world, mostly climatic. He recently shared a detailed post about the rising level of pollution in Delhi and expressed his concern over the same, urging people to understand how it was affecting the blanket of atmosphere for humans all across the globe.

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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⣠⣠According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⣠⣠People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⣠1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⣠2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⣠3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⣠4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⣠⣠Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⣠⣠The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⣠⣠Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⣠⣠#RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife

A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Nov 18, 2019 at 7:24am PST

Leonardo has his own non-profit which was set up years ago, and works ardently for the protection of the environment.  

People on the internet are in full support of this post and are, in fact, questiong the celebs in India on their silence over this alarming issue.

#LeonardoDiCaprio ne bhi delhi ki pollution problem ko leke insta me post kr diya,ab humare desh ke deshbhakt bollywood star kaha hai,abhi bhi sarakar ki campening kr rhe hai kya?

— Cañ Official (@CaOfficial4) November 19, 2019

This time to shame our India government even the biggest star of Hollywood industry @LeoDiCaprio has protest for Delhi pollution..#LeonardoDiCaprio #DelhiAirQuality #DelhiPollution #IndianEconomy #indiagoverment #RightToBreathe #IndiaGate #solutionNotpollution

— Kaif Mumbaikar (@Kaif10047218) November 18, 2019

It is actually alarming and the silence of the authorities is deafening now. I have no idea what these poster kids of paparazzi are doing when their voice is actually needed in a time like this, and sadly, when it comes to promoting movies or a political party, they are plastered everywhere. 

Also, as far as the government agencies are concerned, they might be trying to do something magical for the citizens, like gift everyone an air purifier but until they speak up and show us what is being done, we really cannot stop coming down hard on them until a concrete solution emerges. 

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