The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a petition seeking the court's urgent intervention in checking the rising levels of air pollution in Delhi..The plea was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit and Bela M Trivedi by a petitioner appearing in person claiming that "Delhi was choking".While the bench expressed its apprehension on hearing the case, asking the petitioner if a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution was the right means, the court agreed to list the matter on November 10, 2022."What you are saying.. the situation definitely requires intervention. We are only saying if it requires intervention through 32 or something else", the CJI said..The petitioner pointed out that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital Region had crossed 500, reaching the highest in the last few years."Noida has already closed their schools. It requires urgent intervention. Even those who are fit are not able to reside in Delhi anymore", he said..The reason assigned to the sharp rise in pollution by the petitioner was parali (stubble) burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. However, the CJI pointed out that as per some experts, stubble burning had nothing to do with increased pollution. .The petitioner, nonetheless, stated that only stubble burning could account for the increased pollution in the last week. "When I compare AQI level in the past week.. it has increased. We cannot even walk freely. States should be asked to answer.".On hearing the petitioner's arguments, the Court agreed to list the case on November 10 for further hearing. .Around the same time last year, the Supreme Court heard a petition filed by 17-year-old Delhi student Aditya Dubey concerning rising levels of air pollution in the Capital. A Bench of then Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant had heard the case.