Rajeev Sinha, Press24 News, New Delhi.
Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated Sat, 29 May 2021 07:37 PM IST
The petition has sought to declare the river Ganga as an ecologically sensitive region and to preserve it.
A corpse floating in the Ganges (file photo)
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The petition, filed by Vineet Jindal through advocate Raj Kishore Chaudhary, also sought to direct the authority to remove the dead bodies and restore the ecology of all river banks. The petition said that floating bodies found in the Ganges river in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh affect the fundamental rights to health and life.
The petition has sought to declare the river Ganga as an ecologically sensitive region and to preserve it. Apart from this, the petition has also been sought to be directed to the authority to provide pure and safe drinking water to the people living on the banks of rivers.
The petition has sought a direction to the authority to conduct door-to-door COVID-19 tests or conduct medical camps for vaccination at the places where bodies were found on the banks of the river. It has also been urged that action should be taken against such persons or officials who have collected huge amount in the name of last rites.
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