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Ganga, Yamuna given 'living human' status in landmark ruling by Uttarakhand High Court

Source: First Post, Date: March , 2017

First Post,  New Delhi, Mar, 2017 : In a landmark judgement, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday accorded the status of "living human entities" to the Ganga and  Yamuna, two of India's most sacred rivers. In a landmark judgement, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday 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 the High Court said, "Holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as living human entities." Agreeing with advocate MC Pant, the court cited the example of river Whanganui in New Zealand which has been given such status.

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