A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta said the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are "suffocating" due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
"Can you treat people like this and permit them to die due to pollution," asked the bench.
"Why people are in this gas chamber? You better finish them all. This wrong is going on for long," it said.
The apex court slammed the Centre and states for "blame game" on the issue of water and air pollution in Delhi.
Taking serious note of water pollution in Delhi, it said people have right to get pure drinking water.
"We are 'literally shocked' that water is polluted in Delhi and blame game is going on. What is this happening," the bench said.
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