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SC stays Uttarakhand HC order calling Ganga, Yamuna 'living entities'

The stay was passed by a bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud on a plea by the Uttarakhand government.? Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 07, 2017, 03.07 PM (IST)

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Uttarakhand high court order that the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna were to be treated like "living human entities".

The stay was passed by a bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud on a plea by the Uttarakhand government. 

The Uttarakhand high court had on March 20 said the "Holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as living human entities."

The high court order had come on a PIL filed by Haridwar resident Mohammad Salim, PTI reported.

The PIL had been filed against mining and stone crushing along the banks of the Ganga

The high court had in its order said the Uttarakhand chief secretary and advocate general would act as "legal parents" of the two holy rivers and work as the human face to protect, conserve, and preserve the rivers and their tributaries. 

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