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A Legal Ruling in India Leaves Sacred Rivers Vulnerable to Pollution

A Legal Ruling in India Leaves Sacred Rivers Vulnerable to Pollution

After recent legal action gave two sacred rivers in India the rights of "legal persons," the ruling was overturned, taking those rights away. This leaves the Ganges and Yamuna rivers vulnerable to pollution. [...]

July 18, 2017 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, India, News updates 0

Video : India’s dying mother – Killing the Ganges

Video : India’s dying mother – Killing the Ganges

India’s greatest river, the Ganges, is one of the world’s dirtiest. The river is revered by Hindus, but it is also the sewer that carries away the waste from 450 million people. Pollution from industry, agriculture – and even waste from religious ceremonies – has turned its sacred waters into a toxic and deadly cocktail. [...]

May 22, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, India 0
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