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Monday, March 20, 2017
Uttarakhand High Court says Ganga is India’s first living entity, grants it rights equal to humans Monday March 20,2017
The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday March 20,2017
recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of India,
a move that grants it the same legal rights as a human being.
The new status means that if someone pollutes the Ganga -- considered to be the holiest river in the country -- the law will see it equal to harming a human being.
The court also ruled that the government form a Ganga Administration Board for better maintenance and cleaning of the river.
A similar ruling was passed in New Zealand last week when their parliament passed a bill declaring the 145-km long Whanganui River as a living entity.
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