Delhi High Court: Govt should compensate victims of its inaction

Taken to a logical end, assigning liability can change governance unlike anything else.

The Delhi High Court’s statement was just one of those toothless remarks, or it would have been challenged by the Government.  Should the government be liable for its inaction?  Damn right yes!  Whether the liability is monetary or of some other type, and who is punished or compensated is another matter. India needs to put in place a combination of moderate compensation for the sufferer combined with some non-monetary liability on the relevant functionary.  Put that in place and watch how quickly air pollution falls and garbage disappears from Indian streets.


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