[caption id="attachment_200115" align="aligncenter" width="700"] River Ganga[/caption]
In a landmark verdict, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday legally recognised Ganga River as a person. The court has recognized Ganga as India’s first living entity.Most of the millennial grown up in the Hindu Indian households have seen River Ganga as goddess like figure in mythological serials.ALSO READ: Sacred River In New Zealand Wins Legal Status Of A ‘Person’
High Court has directed the Centre to recognise River Ganga and River Yamuna as living entities of India. The court also ruled the government to form a Ganga Administration Board for cleaning and better maintenance of the most important and scared river of the country.
A similar ruling was passed out in New Zealand when their parliament passed a bill declaring 145km long Whanganui River as a living entity. The river became the first in the world to be legally recognised as a living entity and was granted the same rights as a human being.