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Mohd Salim v. State of Uttarakhand & others

Country/Territory
India
Type of court
National - higher court
Date
Mar 20, 2017
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
High Court of Uttarakhand
Seat of court
Nainital
Judge
Alok Singh; Rajiv Sharma
Reference number
No.126 of 2014
Language
English
Subject
Legal questions, Water
Keyword
Freshwater resources management Basin/catchment/watershed
Abstract

The petitioner, a resident, challenges the failure of the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in constituting the Ganga Management Board as stated in the Section 80 of the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000. The Court specifies that Ganga and Yamuna. have a particular significance for Hindus. The Court cited cases stating that a Hindu idol can be held as a juristic entity. Therefore, the Court recognizes the status of legal persons to these rivers. It further designates the Director NAMAMI Gange, the Chief Secretary of the State of Uttarakhand and the Advocate General of the State of Uttarakhand as persons designated to preserve these rivers.

Full text
RS20032017WPPIL1262014.pdf