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The Supreme Court rejected the plea of ​​’one car, one person’

World NewsIndia NewsThe Supreme Court rejected the plea of ​​'one car, one person'

by theAbraham ThomasNew Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking imposition of environmental tax on every other vehicle besides implementing the “one car one person” rule, saying These are policy issues in which the courts cannot interfere.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud said, “We cannot issue such directions – allow one car to one person, ensure efficient taxation, environment tax in another car.” , the Commission for Air Pollution. This is a matter of policy.”

The court was dealing with a PIL filed by an NGO, Tsunami on Roads. Its founder, Sanjay Kalshristra, argued that the growing number of vehicles on the road was creating a major environmental crisis, and suggested limiting the number of vehicles an individual could buy and imposing an environmental tax on vehicles. It will help in controlling pollution.

The bench, which also included Justice PS Narasimha, told the petitioner, “We cannot enter into every area where governance is concerned. We are here to solve legal problems. Your request is valid but we cannot enter into environmental policy issues.

India registered sales of more than 3 million cars in 2021, the petitioner said. “Look at what kind of cars are being bought. It doesn’t match the number of taxpayers in the country,” he said.

“The government is trying to keep pace with the taxpayers towards revenue. We need not come to their aid. They are doing their best,” the court said.

Declining to interfere, the bench said, “The petitioner shall be at liberty to pursue his grievance in accordance with the remedies available under law.”

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