NGT flays UP govt over tanneries located on river Ganga banks
Source: Indian Express, Date: November , 2016
New Delhi, Nov 21, 2016 : The National Green Tribunal on Monday slammed the UP government over the issue of shifting of tanneries located on the banks of Ganga in Kanpur to some other place to stop discharge of effluents, saying, “it can’t behave like a king.” “You are a democratic government in a federal structure. You are not a king that you have taken a decision and nobody can question it. You are not in favour of shifting tanneries and term it as your political will. Can a court of law accept a political will. If you say no, you must give proper reasons for it,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.