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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday demanded an immediate revocation of the Central government's 'politically motivated' decision.

India and Pakistan on October 24 signed an agreement on the modalities for operationalising Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, paving the way for its inauguration ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The court took cognizance of the matter after stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana and other meteorological factors pushed Delhi's air quality level down to the 'very poor' category.

Andrew Lobo died on the night of October 31 after he could not get access to his money deposited in the bank for treatment.

The apex court also summoned chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to appear before it on stubble burning and pollution issue.

Speaking on the situation in the national capital, the court stated the situation was being repeated every year and it is not tolerable.

Principal Secretary to PM had earlier reviewed the situation on October 24. A series of meetings have taken place for the necessary preparation, including one meeting by the Cabinet Secretary on this subject (air pollution), on October 4.

Union Environment and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar had urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take measures to tackle air pollution in national capital instead of indulging in 'blame-game'.

Chief Minister Singh has mentioned that in Punjab a law has been enforced against stubble burning to the maximum extent possible.

"We want specific timelines from Punjab, Haryana government and from Central government that by when they will put a stop on stubble burning activity,"said Kejriwal while addressing press conference