Order of the Uttarakhand High Court regarding glaciers, rivers, streams, forests, grasslands having the status of a legal person (living entity) in the State of Uttarakhand, 30/03/2017

  • 30/03/2017

Uttarakhand High Court on March 30, 2017 declared all the glaciers, including Gangotri and Yamunotri, rivers, streams, rivulets, lakes, air, meadows, dales, jungles, forests wetlands, grasslands, springs and waterfalls as living entities.

High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital in the matter of Lalit Miglani Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 30/03/2017. The present miscellaneous application (CLMA 3003/17) has been filed for declaring the Himalayas, Glaciers, Streams, Water Bodies as legal entities as juristic persons at par with rivers Ganga and Yamuna.