Now the pollution of these water bodies will be classified as causing harm to humans.
In India, the High court of the state of Uttarakhand recognized the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers legal entities and living beings.
The court ruled that rivers are “the legal and the living entities who have the status of legal entity with all ensuing rights and duties.”
Thus, contamination of these water bodies will be classified as causing harm to humans.
The state of Uttarakhand is located in the Himalayas, where are the origins of the two rivers. Therefore, the seizure of the banks of the sacred rivers and their pollution are big problems for the state.
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