Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna

Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna

The Uttarakhand High Court today accorded the status of “living human entities” to the Ganga and Yamuna, two of India’s most sacred rivers.
Exercising extraordinary jurisdiction vested in the court, a division bench of Justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok
Singh of Nainital High Court said, “Holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as a living human entities.” http://bit.ly/Clipper28App
Giving the “legal status” of living humans to the holy rivers, the court ordered that the Director, Namami Gange
project for cleaning and rejuvenating the river, the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Uttarakhand will act as the “legal parents” of the holy rivers and work as a the human face to protect, conserve and preserve them and their tributaries. http://bit.ly/Clipper28App

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